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Bitbucket vs GitHub Enterprise: What are the differences?

GitHub Enterprise and Bitbucket are both popular platforms used for version control and collaboration on software development projects. While they have similar functionalities, there are key differences between them that make each platform unique.

  1. Ownership and Pricing: GitHub Enterprise is owned by Microsoft and requires a paid license to use, while Bitbucket is owned by Atlassian and offers a free tier for small teams. This difference in ownership and pricing structure can influence the choice of platform for organizations with varying needs and budgets.

  2. Integration with Other Tools: GitHub Enterprise has a wider range of integrations with popular development tools and services, such as Jenkins and Slack, compared to Bitbucket. This broader integration capability can enhance the overall workflow and productivity of development teams using GitHub Enterprise.

  3. Code Limitations: GitHub Enterprise has a higher limit on the size of repositories and files that can be stored, whereas Bitbucket has smaller limits. This can be a crucial factor for projects that involve large files or extensive codebases.

  4. Access Control and Permissions: Bitbucket provides more granular access control and permission settings compared to GitHub Enterprise. This allows administrators to define specific user roles and restrict access to certain repositories or branches, providing a higher level of security and control over the codebase.

  5. Deployment Options: GitHub Enterprise offers both cloud-based and on-premises deployment options, allowing organizations to choose the hosting environment that best fits their requirements. Bitbucket, on the other hand, primarily operates as a cloud-based service.

  6. Community Support: GitHub Enterprise has a larger and more active community of developers compared to Bitbucket, resulting in a wider range of resources, tutorials, and support available. This can be beneficial for developers who rely on community-driven assistance and collaboration.

In Summary, GitHub Enterprise offers more extensive integrations, larger code limits, and a larger community, while Bitbucket provides more granular access control, a free tier, and primarily operates as a cloud-based service. Organizations should consider these key differences when choosing between the two platforms for their software development needs.

Advice on Bitbucket and GitHub Enterprise
Eric Seibert
DevOps at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia · | 6 upvotes · 464.1K views
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We are using a Bitbucket server, and due to migration efforts and new Atlassian community license changes, we need to move to a new self-hosted solution. The new data-center license for Atlassian, available in February, will be community provisioned (free). Along with that community license, other technologies will be coming with it (Crucible, Confluence, and Jira). Is there value in a paid-for license to get the GitHub Enterprise? Are the tools that come with it worth the cost?

I know it is about $20 per 10 seats, and we have about 300 users. Have other convertees to Microsoft's tools found it easy to do a migration? Is the toolset that much more beneficial to the free suite that one can get from Atlassian?

So far, free seems to be the winner, and the familiarization with Atlassian implementation and maintenance is understood. Going to GitHub, are there any distinct challenges to be found or any perks to be attained?

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These are pretty competitive, and to recommend one over the other would require understanding your usage. Also, what other tools you use: for instance, what do you use for Issue-tracking, or for build pipelines. In your case, since you are already using Bitbucket, the question would be: do you have any current pain-points? And, on the other hand, do you already use Atlassian's JIRA, where you'd benefit from the tight integration? So, though I would not recommend one over the other just in general,. But, if Bitbucket fulfills your current use-cases, then there seems to be little motivation to move.

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Hi, I need advice. In my project, we are using Bitbucket hosted on-prem, Jenkins, and Jira. Also, we have restrictions not to use any plugins for code review, code quality, code security, etc., with bitbucket. Now we want to migrate to AWS CodeCommit, which would mean that we can use, let's say, Amazon CodeGuru for code reviews and move to AWS CodeBuild and AWS CodePipeline for build automation in the future rather than using Jenkins.

Now I want advice on below.

  1. Is it a good idea to migrate from Bitbucket to AWS Codecommit?
  2. If we want to integrate Jira with AWS Codecommit, then how can we do this? If a developer makes any changes in Jira, then a build should be triggered automatically in AWS and create a Jira ticket if the build fails. So, how can we achieve this?
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Sinisha Mihajlovski
Design Lead | Senior Software Developer · | 1 upvotes · 320.1K views
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Hi Kavita. It would be useful to explain in a bit more detail the integration to Jira you would like to achieve. Some of the Jira plugins will work with any git repository, regardless if its github/bitbucket/gitlab.

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Decisions about Bitbucket and GitHub Enterprise
Elmar Wouters
CEO, Managing Director at Wouters Media · | 7 upvotes · 510.7K views

I first used BitBucket because it had private repo's, and it didn't disappoint me. Also with the smooth integration of Jira, the decision to use BitBucket as a full application maintenance service was as easy as 1, 2, 3.

I honestly love BitBucket, by the looks, by the UI, and the smooth integration with Tower.

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Weverton Timoteo

Do you review your Pull/Merge Request before assigning Reviewers?

If you work in a team opening a Pull Request (or Merge Request) looks appropriate. However, have you ever thought about opening a Pull/Merge Request when working by yourself? Here's a checklist of things you can review in your own:

  • Pick the correct target branch
  • Make Drafts explicit
  • Name things properly
  • Ask help for tools
  • Remove the noise
  • Fetch necessary data
  • Understand Mergeability
  • Pass the message
  • Add screenshots
  • Be found in the future
  • Comment inline in your changes

Read the blog post for more detailed explanation for each item :D

What else do you review before asking for code review?

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Weverton Timoteo

One of the magic tricks git performs is the ability to rewrite log history. You can do it in many ways, but git rebase -i is the one I most use. With this command, It’s possible to switch commits order, remove a commit, squash two or more commits, or edit, for instance.

It’s particularly useful to run it before opening a pull request. It allows developers to “clean up” the mess and organize commits before submitting to review. If you follow the practice 3 and 4, then the list of commits should look very similar to a task list. It should reveal the rationale you had, telling the story of how you end up with that final code.

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Pros of Bitbucket
Pros of GitHub Enterprise
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    Free private repos
  • 397
    Simple setup
  • 348
    Nice ui and tools
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    Unlimited private repositories
  • 240
    Affordable git hosting
  • 123
    Integrates with many apis and services
  • 119
    Reliable uptime
  • 87
    Nice gui
  • 85
    Pull requests and code reviews
  • 58
    Very customisable
  • 16
    Mercurial repositories
  • 14
    SourceTree integration
  • 12
    JIRA integration
  • 10
    Track every commit to an issue in JIRA
  • 8
    Deployment hooks
  • 8
    Best free alternative to Github
  • 7
    Automatically share repositories with all your teammates
  • 7
    Compatible with Mac and Windows
  • 6
    Source Code Insight
  • 6
    Price
  • 5
    Login with Google
  • 5
    Create a wiki
  • 5
    Approve pull request button
  • 4
    Customizable pipelines
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    #2 Atlassian Product after JIRA
  • 3
    Also supports Mercurial
  • 3
    Unlimited Private Repos at no cost
  • 3
    Continuous Integration and Delivery
  • 2
    Academic license program
  • 2
    Multilingual interface
  • 2
    Teamcity
  • 2
    Open source friendly
  • 2
    Issues tracker
  • 2
    IAM
  • 2
    IAM integration
  • 2
    Mercurial Support
  • 4
    Expensive - $$$
  • 2
    Code security
  • 2
    CDCI with Github Actions
  • 1
    Both Cloud and Enterprise Server Versions available
  • 1
    Draft Pull Request
  • 0
    User experience

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Cons of Bitbucket
Cons of GitHub Enterprise
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    Not much community activity
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    Difficult to review prs because of confusing ui
  • 15
    Quite buggy
  • 10
    Managed by enterprise Java company
  • 8
    CI tool is not free of charge
  • 7
    Complexity with rights management
  • 6
    Only 5 collaborators for private repos
  • 4
    Slow performance
  • 2
    No AWS Codepipelines integration
  • 1
    No more Mercurial repositories
  • 1
    No server side git-hook support
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    $$$

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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.

What is GitHub Enterprise?

GitHub Enterprise lets developers use the tools they love across the development process with support for popular IDEs, continuous integration tools, and hundreds of third party apps and services.

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