Tick-tock, Bitbucket Server users. As Atlassian shifts its focus to cloud solutions, discontinuing Bitbucket Server, it's crunch time to find a reliable alternative. Continuing with Bitbucket Server beyond this point poses an increased risk, associated with a lack of active support, unresolved bugs, and unaddressed security vulnerabilities. So, what does the future look like for BitBucket Server users?
Bitbucket Server users are left with multiple options:
Code is king in the realm of software delivery. As we navigate the ever-shifting digital landscape, a robust, cohesive platform for managing, reviewing, building, testing, and deploying code is critical. Clinging to a patchwork of standalone tools not only fragments your experience but also devours precious time on context-switching instead of coding, chipping away at productivity. Imagine the complexity of managing CI, CD, and feature flags separately, with the added burden of mastering these tools, users and permissions management, handling multiple procurement processes, and building and maintaining system integrations. That's a lot of redundant work.
Switching to a consolidated DevSecOps platform changes the game. It streamlines operations, slashes maintenance hours, and boosts security, allowing developers to laser-focus on crafting code rather than wrestling with a jumbled toolchain.
In the competitive DevOps landscape, platform engineers are on the lookout for tools that can scale with their needs. At Harness, we're committed to delivering an excellent developer experience, facilitating the sharing of best practices, and ensuring effective governance without being burdensome.
Our approach is validated; Harness was ranked first for the Platform Engineering use case in the Gartner 2023 Critical Capabilities for DevOps Platforms report (more on this in our blog why platform engineers trust harness ).
In the words of Ratna Devarapalli, Director of IT - Architecture, Platform Engineering & DevOps at United Airlines:
“None of the other tools we evaluated could give us the ‘shift left’ approach that we needed. By choosing Harness for CI and CD, we were able to give the governance policies to the developers and create the guardrails we needed. Harness gives us a platform rather than just a DevOps tool.”
To read more about how Harness helped United Airlines Accelerates Deployments by 75% With Harness visit United Airlines Case Study.
So what is it that makes Harness shine? Let’s dive in.
Harness revolutionizes DevOps workflows, offering unparalleled speed and intelligence in software delivery:
Harness CI is up to 4x faster than competing CI tools. This unparalleled speed amplifies developer efficiency as well as translates to significant infrastructure cost savings, due to reduced build time and competitive cloud pricing. Key features contributing to this speed include:
Harness simplifies progressive delivery with Smart Feature Flags, enabling uninterrupted deployments and selective feature releases. This functionality is enhanced by automatic detection and optional automatic removal of stale flags, helping to prevent feature flag debt from accumulating.
A recent LinkedIn survey we conducted sheds light on a pressing challenge in the software development industry: a staggering 80% of developers reported spending less than half their working hours on actual coding. This eye-opening figure signals a clear call to action for reshaping our development ecosystems. At Harness, we're tackling this challenge head-on. Harness is not just about improving efficiency; it's about enhancing the joy of creation, ensuring that developers can immerse themselves in their craft with minimal distractions. With Harness, the goal is clear: more coding, less overhead.
Here are a few examples of how Harness streamlines workflows to put coding time back into the hands of developers.
Harness is redefining governance and compliance, transforming them into seamless aspects of the CI/CD process, so you can shift-left security without shifting-left the workload.
Our DevSecOps platform offers deep visibility across your development pipeline, with detailed insights ranging from DORA metrics to test performance and security assessments. This ensures compliance with regulatory standards and a clear understanding of your processes. Customizable dashboards give you the power to focus on what matters most to you. This level of clarity allows you to identify and resolve bottlenecks quickly, fostering rapid and high-quality software delivery.
Harness has already distinguished itself in the realm of DevSecOps, offering stellar CI/CD. The natural progression of this journey is the introduction of Source Code Management (SCM), and that's exactly what's on the horizon with Harness Code, currently in beta and available in GA starting January 1st, 2024.
Revealed at our recent Unscripted event, Harness Code is the next leap forward, adding enterprise-grade code management into our platform. Built on the open-source Gitness, this premium module is crafted to simplify and enhance the workflows of development teams.
Harness Code Repository is redefining code collaboration and governance. It offers seamless collaborative reviews and advanced governance features, including branch protection and policy enforcement through OPA, to ensure code complies with predefined organizational standards and best practices. We're also breaking new ground with AI-driven features, beginning with Semantic Search AI. This cutting-edge functionality transforms codebase navigation, allowing developers to use natural language for their queries. It streamlines the onboarding process and simplifies troubleshooting, marking a significant leap in developer efficiency.
Harness Code is set to redefine the integration of code management within the CI/CD pipeline, offering a streamlined experience that bridges coding with deployment. This addition promises to enrich developer workflows, bolster productivity, and diminish operational complexity, reinforcing Harness's commitment to an efficient, developer-focused ecosystem.
As we approach the final days of Atlassian Server, it's more than a farewell; it's an invitation to evolve. Harness stands ready to guide you through this transition with a platform that's not just a step up from Bitbucket Server but a leap into the future of DevSecOps. Join us on this journey and redefine what's possible in your software delivery process.
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