Author Archives: Justen Stepka, Product Manager

Branch based workflows simplified

Bitbucket has just made one of the key strengths of Git – branching – accessible to all users, new or experienced. From the repository header, you can now quickly create a branch and take advantage of feature-based workflows that Git opens up. In a single click, Bitbucket …

Take control with branch restrictions

With Git, branching has never been easier — especially with the introduction of amazing new workflow capabilities such as git-flow. Some development workflows require that specific developers oversee merges into the master or release branches, while other developers …

Bitbucket innovation week adds private profiles, SSH key audits, and more

The Bitbucket team is in the midst of building out some larger features, and recently took an opportunity to conduct another Innovation Week to ship a bunch of new features! What’s Innovation Week? Every few iterations we set aside an iteration for developers to work …

No more +1s — Bitbucket Issues now has voting

Some issues draw more attention than others on the Bitbucket issue tracker, and a lot of that attention manifests itself as simple “+1″ comments — the quickest, easiest way for people to voice their agreement with a problem or idea. Unfortunately these …

Customize your avatar in Bitbucket (no Gravatar needed!)

After over 700 requests to replace Gravatar from Bitbucket users like you, we’re excited to announce a new avatar picker in Bitbucket. Now you can upload and crop images to personalize your user profile and free private repositories. Upload any JPG, GIF, or PNG …

Bit’s Quest programming puzzle available post migration

Many of you enjoyed playing the game Bit’s Quest during our data center migration and have asked us if the game would be made available after the migration. Good news, we’ve made the game available at bitsquest.bitbucket.org. What’s Bit’s Quest? Bit’s …

Scheduled downtime: Bitbucket moves data centers on July 7

In a few days we’ll flip a switch and migrate Bitbucket to a new hosting provider. During this migration Bitbucket will be unavailable up to six hours starting Sunday, July 07, 2013 at 19:00:00 UTC. UPDATE: the migration is now complete — thanks for your patience …

JIRA DVCS Connector July Update

Atlassian has released a new version of the DVCS Connector that connects Bitbucket and GitHub to JIRA. This update addresses a variety of configuration and performance bugs for our OnDemand an On-Premises customers: Commit messages are no longer dual processed by smart …

SourceTree 1.0 released, now with Mercurial support

It’s a big day for SourceTree for Windows: We’re releasing version 1.0 into the wild today. Every developer knows that hitting 1.0 is a formative moment for every product, and we think we’ve got a cracking release for you to check out. The full release notes have …

Say Hello @ WWDC 2013

From June 10 – 14, SourceTree developer Kieran Senior will be at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). This will be Kieran’s first time at WWDC, and he’d love to meet you! Shoot the breeze, get your questions answered, or just share some SourceTree …