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Apache Ant vs Bitbucket: What are the differences?

Apache Ant: Java based build tool. Ant is a Java-based build tool. In theory, it is kind of like Make, without Make's wrinkles and with the full portability of pure Java code; Bitbucket: One place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy, all with free private repositories. Bitbucket gives teams one place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy, all with free private Git repositories. Teams choose Bitbucket because it has a superior Jira integration, built-in CI/CD, & is free for up to 5 users.

Apache Ant can be classified as a tool in the "Java Build Tools" category, while Bitbucket is grouped under "Code Collaboration & Version Control".

Some of the features offered by Apache Ant are:

  • The most complete Java build and deployment tool available.
  • Platform neutral and can handle platform specific properties such as file separators
  • Can be used to perform platform specific tasks such as modifying the modified time of a file using 'touch' command

On the other hand, Bitbucket provides the following key features:

  • Unlimited private repositories, charged per user
  • Best-in-class Jira integration
  • Built-in CI/CD

"Flexible" is the top reason why over 3 developers like Apache Ant, while over 896 developers mention "Free private repos" as the leading cause for choosing Bitbucket.

Apache Ant is an open source tool with 247 GitHub stars and 254 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apache Ant's open source repository on GitHub.

PayPal, Salesforce, and CircleCI are some of the popular companies that use Bitbucket, whereas Apache Ant is used by LinkedIn, Webedia, and Smart.Biz. Bitbucket has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1750 company stacks & 1494 developers stacks; compared to Apache Ant, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

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What is Apache Ant?

Ant is a Java-based build tool. In theory, it is kind of like Make, without Make's wrinkles and with the full portability of pure Java code.

What is Bitbucket?

Bitbucket gives teams one place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy, all with free private Git repositories. Teams choose Bitbucket because it has a superior Jira integration, built-in CI/CD, & is free for up to 5 users.
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    What are some alternatives to Apache Ant and Bitbucket?
    Eclipse
    Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
    Gradle
    Gradle is a build tool with a focus on build automation and support for multi-language development. If you are building, testing, publishing, and deploying software on any platform, Gradle offers a flexible model that can support the entire development lifecycle from compiling and packaging code to publishing web sites.
    Apache Maven
    Maven allows a project to build using its project object model (POM) and a set of plugins that are shared by all projects using Maven, providing a uniform build system. Once you familiarize yourself with how one Maven project builds you automatically know how all Maven projects build saving you immense amounts of time when trying to navigate many projects.
    CMake
    It is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files, and generate native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in the compiler environment of the user's choice.
    Sonatype Nexus
    It is an open source repository that supports many artifact formats, including Docker, Java™ and npm. With the Nexus tool integration, pipelines in your toolchain can publish and retrieve versioned apps and their dependencies
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    Decisions about Apache Ant and Bitbucket
    Michael Kelly
    Michael Kelly
    Senior Software Engineer at StackShare · | 14 upvotes · 175.1K views
    atACK FoundryACK Foundry
    Bitbucket
    Bitbucket
    GitLab Pages
    GitLab Pages
    GitLab CI
    GitLab CI
    GitHub
    GitHub
    GitLab
    GitLab
    #OpenSourceCloud

    I use GitLab when building side-projects and MVPs. The interface and interactions are close enough to those of GitHub to prevent cognitive switching costs between professional and personal projects hosted on different services.

    GitLab also provides a suite of tools including issue/project management, CI/CD with GitLab CI, and validation/landing pages with GitLab Pages. With everything in one place, on an #OpenSourceCloud GitLab makes it easy for me to manage much larger projects on my own, than would be possible with other solutions or tools.

    It's petty I know, but I can also read the GitLab code diffs far more easily than diffs on GitHub or Bitbucket...they just look better in my opinion.

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    GitHub
    GitHub
    GitLab
    GitLab
    Bitbucket
    Bitbucket

    Bitbucket provides 5 private repositories for free that is I believe the best feature. GitLab seems very simmilar to GitHub. The only reason I've choosen GitHub is its popularity. It seems faster than GitLab, uglier than Bitbucket and featured as others. The best open source projects are hosted on GitHub. Many applications are integrated with GitHub like my favourite #GitKraken.

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    Alex A
    Alex A
    Founder at PRIZ Guru · | 3 upvotes · 44.6K views
    atPRIZ GuruPRIZ Guru
    GitHub
    GitHub
    Bitbucket
    Bitbucket
    Git
    Git

    An easy one this time - source control. Well, should we even think about anything else but Git these days? :) As for the repository, we use Bitbucket for only historical reasons. We used it since the time when the pricing model was more convenient than GitHub. And Bitbucket does the work for us perfectly, so no real reason to switch.

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    Priit Kaasik
    Priit Kaasik
    Engineering Lead at Katana MRP · | 7 upvotes · 58.5K views
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    Sketch
    Sketch
    InVision
    InVision
    Slack
    Slack
    Microsoft Office 365
    Microsoft Office 365
    Jira
    Jira
    GitHub
    GitHub
    Bitbucket
    Bitbucket
    Confluence
    Confluence

    How we ended up choosing Confluence as our internal web / wiki / documentation platform at Katana.

    It happened because we chose Bitbucket over GitHub . We had Katana's first hackaton to assemble and test product engineering platform. It turned out that at that time you could have Bitbucket's private repositories and a team of five people for free - Done!

    This decision led us to using Bitbucket pipelines for CI, Jira for Kanban, and finally, Confluence. We also use Microsoft Office 365 and started with using OneNote, but SharePoint is still a nightmare product to use to collaborate, so OneNote had to go.

    Now, when thinking of the key value of Confluence to Katana then it is Product Requirements Management. We use Page Properties macros, integrations (with Slack , InVision, Sketch etc.) to manage Product Roadmap, flash out Epic and User Stories.

    We ended up with using Confluence because it is the best fit for our current engineering ecosystem.

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    GitLab
    GitLab
    Bitbucket
    Bitbucket
    GitHub
    GitHub

    I use GitHub because it's the coolest kid on the block for open source. Searching for repos you need/want is easy.

    Especially with the apache foundation moving their workloads to them, unlimited private repos, and a package registry on the way, they are becoming the one stop shop for open source needs.

    I'm curious to see how the GitHub Sponsors(patreon for developers) plays out, and what it'll do for open source. Hopefully, they design it in a way where it's not abused by big tech to "plant" developers that look like they're building open source when they're actually building proprietary tools.

    Bitbucket GitLab

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    Bitbucket
    Bitbucket
    GitLab
    GitLab
    GitHub
    GitHub
    #Githubmarketplace

    A bit difference in GitHub and GitLab though both are Version Control repository management services which provides key component in the software development workflow. A decision of choosing GitHub over GitLab is major leap extension from code management, to deployment and monitoring alongside looking beyond the code base hosting provided best fitted tools for developer communities.

    • Authentication stages - With GitLab you can set and modify people’s permissions according to their role. In GitHub, you can decide if someone gets a read or write access to a repository.
    • Built-In Continuous Integrations - GitLab offers its very own CI for free. No need to use an external CI service. And if you are already used to an external CI, you can obviously integrate with Jenkins, etc whereas GitHub offers various 3rd party integrations – such as Travis CI, CircleCI or Codeship – for running and testing your code. However, there’s no built-in CI solution at the moment.
    • Import/Export Resources - GitLab offers detailed documentation on how to import your data from other vendors – such as GitHub, Bitbucket to GitLab. GitHub, on the other hand, does not offer such detailed documentation for the most common git repositories. However, GitHub offers to use GitHub Importer if you have your source code in Subversion, Mercurial, TFS and others.

    Also when it comes to exporting data, GitLab seems to do a pretty solid job, offering you the ability to export your projects including the following data:

    • Wiki and project repositories
    • Project uploads
    • The configuration including webhooks and services
    • Issues with comments, merge requests with diffs and comments, labels, milestones, snippets, and other project entities.

    GitHub, on the other hand, seems to be more restrictive when it comes to export features of existing GitHub repositories. * Integrations - #githubmarketplace gives you an essence to have multiple and competitive integrations whereas you will find less in the GitLab.

    So go ahead with better understanding.

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    Robert Zuber
    Robert Zuber
    CTO at CircleCI · | 5 upvotes · 6.1K views
    atCircleCICircleCI
    Bitbucket
    Bitbucket
    GitHub
    GitHub
    CircleCI
    CircleCI

    When you interact with CircleCI's web application, all of your requests are hitting the #API hosts. We handle the majority of our authentication via #OAuth from GitHub or Bitbucket. We provide programmatic access to everything exposed in the UI through an API token that you can generate once you have authenticated.

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    Avatar of Wing Tang Wong
    Wing Tang Wong uses BitbucketBitbucket

    I was looking for an alternative to GitHub, where I could store my own private repositories. BitBucket filled that need and has performed extremely well.

    I use Bitbucket's git repositories as a low cost config sync between servers.

    Avatar of MOKA Analytics
    MOKA Analytics uses BitbucketBitbucket

    We use Bitbucket and Bitbucket Pipelines because of its tight integration with JIRA and code authorization features.

    The primary drawback is that its extension ecosystem (e.g., PR review tools) is miles behind Github

    Avatar of Blair Gemmer
    Blair Gemmer uses BitbucketBitbucket

    Best GIT repository management software that allows free closed-source projects. Also works seamlessly with other Atlassian products.

    Avatar of Aquarius Logics
    Aquarius Logics uses BitbucketBitbucket

    Great private repository capabilities that can be used for continuous integration in conjunction with Jira and Bamboo.

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    papaver uses BitbucketBitbucket

    had to use it as a couple of clients had repos on it. worst of the git services. i try to stay far far away.

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    ByeongGi uses Apache AntApache Ant
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