Bitbucket Integration – Making Your Pros More Prominent

Bitbucket Integration – Making Your Pros More Prominent

Like any other business process enhancement, Bitbucket integration is about making your business more efficient and your employees more productive. Hollywood movies created an image of IT people remembering every detail of their job that can work anywhere with just coffee and pizza. But the reality is any professional needs and appreciates good tools that make life easier and provide more insights and metrics to work efficiently.

Although the market offers a lot of code control and version control systems, the Bitbucket by Atlassian is one of the most popular. Initially designed to present rich management features to control your Git repositories, Bitbucket gives you more flexibility in terms of storing, branching and managing your code.

Even when you have a team located in different countries with different time zones, they can get access to the code and track changes. Branch permissions in Bitbucket give control over who can write or merge to specific branches, ensuring that only the right people on your team can make changes.

Important features of Bitbucket include:

  • Code reviews, pull requests, comparison of different branches at an organization level. There are many features such as continuous delivery lines, pull services for comments and code review, Bitbucket pipelines, dual-step verification process, whitelisting of IP, merging and code searching of alphas and checks.
  • Git large file storage services, tracking of issues, Wikis, integrations and add-ons.
  • A variety of operating systems can be executed on the platform and used with most operating systems such as Mac, Windows and Android.
  • The ability to register on an official web browser to create a personal account. The external authentication is supported by Facebook, Twitter, Google and GitHub.
  • Integrations with other tools such as tracking tools.

Atlassian applications are not just toolsets for IT professionals. They can be helpful for any department, from service desks to business teams. Atlassian integrations of Bitbucket with Jira, Slack, Confluence and Bamboo allow you to bundle the applications and make the user experience more pleasant. All these products have a lot of built-in functions, but often it is not enough for company needs.

Bitbucket Jira integration

Jira Software is part of a family of products designed to help teams of all types manage work. Jira Bitbucket integration allows Jira Software and Bitbucket to keep teams up-to-date on code changes automatically. It should be mentioned that the integration between Bitbucket Server and Jira Software happens at the issue level, not at the project level. Once connected via application links, developers activate the integration by tagging related Jira issues in their Git commit messages.

You can see when a feature is ready for release using a special board that gives you a bird’s-eye view of work that still needs to be completed. With this integration in place, you can see which repositories your team works across within the code in Jira view.

The integration also gives you the option of receiving automated updates when you include an issue key in a commit, branch name or PR summary from Bitbucket. It will automatically update in Jira. Moreover, your entire team can see the value you’re delivering to customers, track which issues have been deployed, and whether a build has passed or failed.

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Bitbucket Slack integration

Slack is a communication tool that is very popular around the world. It has 12 million daily active users, and 156,000 organizations subscribe to the app, with 500,000 of them in development.

When integrating the Bitbucket Cloud and Slack, your team can get contextual information about your code repositories and take action without leaving your Slack channel. Having these two tools integrated, allows you to create a pull request from a newly pushed branch; re-run a failed pipeline build; reply to a pull request comment; remind a teammate about an overdue pull request; and add any Slack message as a comment to a pull request.

Bitbucket Confluence integration

Bitbucket Confluence integration can include file content from Bitbucket Cloud and the data center into Confluence Cloud pages. That can be useful for project documentation, source code and config files as it eliminates document duplication.

While embedding Bitbucket pull requests, commits, branches and issues right in your Confluence pages (project dashboards), you can keep them in sync. Also, this integration allows you to filter and sort the list of pull requests, commits, branches and issues.

A Bitbucket integration case by Cprime Studios

Here is our experience with Bitbucket integration which created new possibilities for our client. Our client is a cloud-native application security provider that enables millions of developers to build software securely. Our task was to integrate the client’s app with Bitbucket to allow continuous security scanning across all the integrated repositories, detecting vulnerabilities in open source components and using automated fixes.

The final integration allowed us to:

  • install the app and sign up to the provider directly from Bitbucket
  • create users in the provider’s app from Bitbucket and set permission scopes
  • get insights about security vulnerabilities of the repository from inside Bitbucket
  • get fix guidance for security vulnerabilities of the repository from inside Bitbucket

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What we can do to make the best use of your Bitbucket integration

You can find many out-of-the-box solutions claiming they can be adjusted to any company’s needs. But the ability to adjust them correlates with your expertise. For a complex solution you must have deep knowledge of tools, plug-ins and approaches, as well as knowledge of best practices in the organization of such processes.

For example, the Bitbucket-Slack integration is already present on the market, but there’s no assurance it will suit your company. You can use it to streamline your workflow, but there is no guarantee it will fit your company’s needs 100%. There can always be integration issues that will annoy employees.

We can become your Bitbucket integration guide to tune solutions already present on the market. Or we can make custom data integration solutions to integrate the unique information your company uses in its business processes with various services you need so you can gain an advantage over competitors.