Bitbucket and Git

So this week, as part of the tidying and organising activities, Electric Dawn has now moved over to Bitbucket and Git for its version control.

For some time now version control and backups had been managed on a local Linux server with Subversion and scripts to regularly dump to backup. But with the drive to improve various aspects of the IT (including the recent move to WordPress) a cloud-based version control system looked more appealing. GitHub was the obvious first port of call, but for a small, fledgling company the prices are still too high for a private repository. Bitbucket on the other hand (who now support Git as well as Mercurial) is free for private repositories with small teams. Which is perfect!