Type of site
|Collaborative revision control|
|Available in||English, Russian, German, French, Chinese, Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese|
|Created by||Jesper Noehr|
|Slogan(s)||The Git solution for professional teams|
|Alexa rank||668 (June 2017[update])|
|Registration||Required with optional OpenID|
Bitbucket is a web-based hosting service that is owned by Atlassian, used for source code and development projects that use either Mercurial (since launch) or Git (since October 2011) revision control systems. Bitbucket offers both commercial plans and free accounts. It offers free accounts with an unlimited number of private repositories (which can have up to five users in the case of free accounts) as of September 2010[update]. Bitbucket integrates with other Atlassian software like Jira, HipChat, Confluence and Bamboo.
It is similar to GitHub, which primarily uses Git. Bitbucket has traditionally tailored itself towards helping professional developers with private proprietary code, especially since being acquired by Atlassian in 2010. In September 2016, Bitbucket announced it had reached 5 million developers and 900,000 teams on its platform. Bitbucket has 3 deployment models: Cloud, Bitbucket Server and Data Center.
Bitbucket is mostly used for code and code review. Bitbucket supports the following features:
- Pull requests with code review and comments
- Bitbucket Pipelines
- 2 step verification and required two step verification
- IP whitelisting
- Merge Checks
- Code search (Alpha)
- Git Large File Storage (LFS)
- Documentation, including automatically rendered README files in a variety of Markdown-like file formats
- Issue tracking
- Static sites hosted on Bitbucket Cloud: Static websites have the bitbucket.io domain in their URL
- Add-ons and integrations
- REST APIs to build third party applications which can use any development language
- Snippets that allow developers to share code segments or files
- Smart Mirroring
Bitbucket Cloud announced it is moving to a per user pricing plan in early 2017 with 3 tiers: Free, Standard and Premium. The free plan is free for up to 5 users with unlimited private repositories. The Standard Plan is $2/user/month starting at $10 per month and the Premium Plan is $5/user/month with extra administrative features like IP Whitelisting, Mirroring, Merge checks, and required 2-step verification.
Until this pricing plan launches, Bitbucket offers multiple paid plans that allow repository owners to have more users in their account. Free private repositories are limited to five users. By upgrading to a paid plan for a monthly fee, more users can access the repository: 10 users for $10 a month (€9 a month), 25 users for $25 a month (€22.50 a month), 50 users for $50 a month (€45 a month), 100 users for $100 a month (€90 a month) and unlimited users for $200 a month (€180 a month).
Bitbucket also hosts free public repositories and public wikis.
Users on a free plan can have unlimited public and private repositories. There is no limit to how many users can edit/read public repositories, private repositories however are limited to 5 users which can be increased by choosing a paid plan.
Bitbucket is free for students and teachers if they sign up with an academic email address. Academic users get unlimited academic collaborators.
Bitbucket is free for open source licenses if it is licensed under a license approved by the Open Source Initiative, the project source code is available for download and the open source project has a publicly accessible website.
Bitbucket was previously an independent startup, founded by Jesper Nøhr. On 29 September 2010, Bitbucket was acquired by Atlassian. Initially, Bitbucket only offered hosting support for Mercurial projects. On 3 October 2011, Bitbucket officially announced support for Git hosting.
In July 2016, Bitbucket added support for Git Large File Storage (LFS).
In October 2016, Bitbucket launched Bitbucket Pipelines - a continuous delivery service in Bitbucket's UI that lets users build, test and deploy their code.
In February 2017, Bitbucket launched IP whitelisting so users can block their private content by IP.
The original symbol on the sticker of the bucket is the alchemical and planetary symbol for Mercury, and refers to Bitbucket hosting Mercurial repositories. The contents of the blue bucket is mercury metal.
When Bitbucket announced Git support, the sticker icon switched to be the primary logo of Atlassian.
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