Microsoft's Github acquisition

08.06.2018
Róża Pniewska

On June 4th, Microsoft announced the acquisition of GitHub - a tool many companies use to collaborate and build their products. Now the development community worldwide has mixed feelings about how Microsoft may or may not influence GitHub. If you are not certain how you should respond, we are more than happy to offer you a support.

Why Atlassian

As the Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner, we have a strong track record of working closely with developers and software teams. Atlassian, a highly recognized name in the dev community, is known for significant investments in R&D in order to build powerful products that customers choose to use instead of being forced to use. The main goal of Atlassian is to deliver great products at low prices that are easy to use. As a result, Atlassian is considered to be a leader in Enterprise software (see the recent announcement as leaders in the Gartner Agile Magic Quadrant).

Why Bitbucket

Bitbucket is the leading code repository offering for professional developers and software teams. It is used by tens of thousands of customers, including over 60 of the Fortune 100. More than 1 million teams and 6 million developers have so far trusted this tool.

While GitHub is focused on open source, Bitbucket prioritizes features valued by businesses, such as compliance, SAML single sign-on, enforced two-step verification, and priority support. The below is pulled from this blog that Atlassian published on June 4th:

For Cloud

a) Create branches directly from Jira issues and start coding quickly. Nope, you can't do that with GitHub.

b) Interact with Jira issues without leaving Bitbucket. View, edit, comment or transition Jira issues inside Bitbucket's UI. You can even add attachments to issues from Bitbucket.

c) Automatically connect commits, branches, and pull requests to Jira issues by adding the Jira issue key in the commit message. You can even require Jira issue keys in your commits so all of your work stays organized.

d) Connecting Bitbucket and Jira only takes 30 seconds.

For more details on why Bitbucket Cloud Premium vs GitHub, please check the recently updated public comparison page or contact one of our Atlassian and DevOps experts.

For Server / Data Center

Atlassian invested in developing a Git solution for Enterprise organizations. Atlassian is prioritizing features and functionality that help Enterprise organizations scale their Git needs.

Bitbucket Data Center is built for Git at massive scale - One of largest Bitbucket customers has more than 57,000 repos in a single Bitbucket instance. Another one of largest Bitbucket customers has more than 10,000 in a single Bitbucket instance.

a) Create branches directly from a Jira issue and start coding quickly. Nope, you can't do that with GitHub.

b) Interact with Jira issues without leaving Bitbucket. View, create, comment or transition Jira issues inside Bitbucket's UI. You can't do that with GitHub either.

c) Automatically connect commits, branches, and pull requests to Jira issues by adding the Jira issue key in the commit message. You can even require Jira issue keys in your commits so nothing get's lost. Then, use Jira query language to find important development details - for example, search for all Jira issues with the status of "commit".

d) Best part of all, connecting Bitbucket and Jira only takes 30 seconds.

For more details on why Bitbucket Data Center vs GitHub Enterprise, please check the recently updated public comparison page or the recently updated competitive intelligence page.

Are you migrating from Github to Bitbucket? We will gladly support you in this process, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

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Róża Pniewska

Róża began her professional journey with marketing and communication during Bachelor programme at Warsaw University of Life Sciences, where she studied sociology and social communication. Afterwards, she moved to Denmark to start Master studies at Aalborg Universitet - famous…

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