Author Archives: Jesper Noehr

Reliability

We know how important the reliability of Bitbucket is, so we thought we should take some time to explain the downtime we’ve had during the last two weeks. Upgrades We release in one week iterations, deploying upgrades every Thursday afternoon from our San Francisco …

Dress up your repository with a README

Have you ever thought it strange that Bitbucket displays READMEs on the “source” screen rather than the “overview” screen? Many repositories have the landing page set to “source” to accommodate this quirk. The natural home for READMEs …

Email API change

We have changed the User, Repository and Group REST APIs to no longer return the contact details of a user in an effort to deliver a more trustworthy Bitbucket. Once a user has validated their email address, you can still perform operations against a user, such as adding …

Bamboo build server integration with Bitbucket

Atlassian’s continuous integration tool Bamboo, has released version 3.1 which now includes native support for Bitbucket. Simply punch in your credentials and Bamboo will use the Bitbucket repository API to download a list of all repositories you have access to. …

April Changelog

Improvements Subversion, Google Code, SourceForce, and Mercurial importer New repository explore page Free, unlimited user academic licensing Re-skinned the fork repository, login, signup, reset password and delete repository forms Upgrade to Mercurial 1.8.2 and Django …

Discovering new projects on Bitbucket

For Atlassian’s most recent FedEx, I decided to tackle an issue we’ve had with the old explore page: It wasn’t very useful for finding new projects! We were showing repositories with the most number of commits that month, and that tended to be the same …

Flowdock now integrates with Bitbucket

Recently Flowdock submitted a new repository broker to be added to Bitbucket’s integrations list. Brokers are Python scripts that execute when commits occur on a repository, for example there are brokers for sending emails and posting to a given URL. Using Flowdock …

Summer Internship on the Bitbucket Team!

Are you a student or recent grad interested in spending the summer as part of the Bitbucket Dev Team? We’re looking for an elite group of interns this summer to help us change the way software development around the globe. You’ll get a chance to be a true member …

Subversion, Google Code, SourceForge and Mercurial importer

Did you ever wish it was easier to migrate your existing repositories to Bitbucket? Now it is! When you create a new repository, you have the option of importing your existing Subversion, Google Code, SourceForge, or Mercurial repository directly into Bitbucket. The Bitbucket …

Scheduled maintenance Monday, April 11, 1am GMT up to one hour

We recently began to overhaul Bitbucket’s events system, which powers our dashboard page. We got caught up in all the NoSQL hype a while ago and began to store and retrieve events using Redis for the sake of speed and performance. Our Redis instance has grown to …