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Atlassian
Real User
Associate Tech Lead with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* The whitelisting feature - Except for the white listed IPs nobody can access it. * It is on the cloud which, security-wise, is a plus point. * It has several flows that makes it an effective user-review system to help avoid unwanted code. *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Initially, we were using other SCM tools that do not have stringent rules that your code should be reviewed first and only then can you commit the code. Bitbucket has push and pull features, that process. When someone wants to commit code,... more»

What needs improvement?

It has a distinct tree type of structure that any branch that you need to create can only be a replication of, more or less, of the changes. You can not have a branch that is totally different from the root. This is an advantage but also a... more»
Perforce
Real User
SCM administrator at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 05 2017

What is most valuable?

* Fine grained access control. * Ability to handle very large file counts, very large version counts, and very large file sizes * Speed * The server is very efficient * Perforce is one of very few software vendors who target documented,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The tool is central to our workflow. It does the following: * Drives continuous delivery and integration * Delivers large file sets to remote sites faster than anything else * Recalls history reliably

What needs improvement?

* Perforce does not appear to have an enterprise scale software test environment. We sometimes serve as their software QA department. * The database engine is very fast, but has proven difficult for them to debug. Their attempts to work... more»

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Perforce
Real User
Software Developer at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Branching * Change list * Revision graph: Has been instrumental in figuring out confusing merging issues and determining where the issue occurred * The ability to add additional custom tools into the product to extend its capability.

How has it helped my organization?

Perforce has given us the capability to manage our deployments on different environments. We lacked a build and deployment tool to do this for us. Thanks to the revision graph feature, we are able to track a release from one environment... more»

What needs improvement?

The part of Perforce that could be most improved is its automatic resolving of code merge conflicts. It takes a great deal of experience with Perforce merging to obtain an understanding of how the automatic resolve determines which version of... more»
Real User
ClearCase and engineering tools administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 26 2017

What do you think of IBM Rational ClearCase?

Valuable Features I really appreciate the MultiSite feature. It is important to us due to the global nature of our company. My team supports developers using ClearCase in at least ten locations world-wide. • Improvements to My Organization For years, it was the only solution for a global organization. • Room for Improvement Platform support could be improved. • Use of Solution I have used it for 16 years as a tools administrator and as an SCM in-house consultant. • Stability Issues From time to time, we have some stability pains. In general, it works fine for what it does. • Scalability Issues Given enough horsepower and the infrastructure, due to how it works, we have not encountered any scalability issues as such. However, performance seems to have...
Consultant
CEO at DrAlex Software
Sep 04 2017

What is most valuable?

Rational ClearCase is a tool for software configuration management (SCM). Once it hit the market in early 1990s, it was a revolutionary tool. One of the most remarkable features were dynamic views, which enabled viewing different versions of a product without downloading the files to the developer's computer. Since then, ClearCase powers software development in... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before ClearCase, there was essentially no configuration management, and a developer often did not know which version of the product was most recent, what was delivered to what client and on what version were his colleagues working. Imagine a group of programmers that write some software, delivers it to a customer and then continues to develop new features. All... more»
Perforce
Real User
Senior Data Manager at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 23 2017

What do you think of Helix Core?

Valuable Features We moved all our collaborative storage into Perforce servers. It fits our types of assets (big size, mostly binaries). Perforce is very fast, even for very huge assets. • Room for Improvement The branching strategy of helix is still too technical to handle for a non-technical user, like a graphic artist. The concept of workspace is hard to acquire at first. Users naturally would like it to be more transparent to configure. Desynchronization was one of our most frequent issues. • Stability Issues There have not been many stability issues. Many of the instabilities came from our own infrastructure. • Scalability Issues There are scalability issues when there is too much traffic, such as when there are extremely huge amount of calls by APIs. In...
Real User
Senior Consultant IT Infrastructure at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Jul 23 2016

What is most valuable?

The permission system for Git repositories and viewing all contributions to a Git repo are the most valuable features I could think of. In addition, it is really nice that users can create their personal repositories.

How has it helped my organization?

Stash really helped us to introduce a very granular permission system for our software repositories. Furthermore it makes working with Git a lot easier since users can manage most things with a decent Web GUI.

What needs improvement?

It is a Java application and runs its own SSH server, and that means that there is a certain overhead on your system. Besides that, Stash really does what it should do.
Real User
Senior Manager of Infrastructure at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 22 2017

What do you think of IBM Rational ClearCase?

Valuable Features Our organization has loose guidelines, which are interpreted and enforced in varying levels across business units and technology initiatives. The features allowed us to: Meet requirements for SOX Set a centralized guideline for our development teams • Improvements to My Organization It enabled traceability where we needed to meet regulatory compliance. • Room for Improvement UI Performance Global availability • Stability Issues I have not had any stability issues. • Scalability Issues I have not had any scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support Technical support is OK. • Previous Solutions We used SVN and SourceSafe. We switched for compliance reasons. • Initial Setup The setup was straightforward. • Pricing,...
Perforce
Real User
Configuration Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 23 2017

What do you think of Helix Core?

Valuable Features: The excellent traceability of all changes made to the product and the support for collaborative work. • Improvements to My Organization: It has provided a common platform for team collaboration. • Room for Improvement: I would like to see installation and support for Git-based workflow. • Use of Solution: We have been using this solution for eight years. • Stability Issues: I did not encounter any issues with stability. • Scalability Issues: It scales well, but installation and server management gets technically very complicated when the installation grows. • Previous Solutions: We used several other solutions, but needed to coordinate the use of version control tools. • Initial Setup: The initial setup of a basic installation is...
Perforce
Consultant
Senior Technical Consultant at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 15 2017

What do you think of Helix Core?

Valuable Features The code comparison functionality and the command line options for automation are valuable features. It gives a nice pictorial view of different file versions. It is easy to manage/merge issues. The command line gives options for those who are willing to integrate it with the automation tools. • Room for Improvement The offline versioning needs to be improved. The auto-sensing features of local branch changes to remote, once it comes online. • Use of Solution I have used this product for three years. • Stability Issues I have not encountered any stability issues. • Scalability Issues I have not encountered any scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support The technical support is good. • Previous Solutions I have not...

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