|[December 05, 2012]
Atlassian's Stash Gives Enterprises Full Control of Git
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
the leading provider of enterprise collaboration software for product
teams, announced its newest release of Stash,
the premier on-site Git repository management system used by enterprises
to take advantage of the flexibility of Git while maintaining control of
code quality and development. Enterprise teams building software share
and track three things -- ideas (specifications and requirements),
activity (work and tasks), and code. With improved performance and scale
for large distributed teams, Stash 2.0 rounds out Atlassian's tightly
integrated enterprise offerings that include JIRA
for issues management and Confluence
for content collaboration. Companies such as Orbitz, Best Buy (News - Alert), HBO GO
and Phillips are adding Stash to their Atlassian product portfolio to
manage their migration to Git.
Stash's advanced branch permissions, pull requests and threaded commenting features give development teams a faster way to control, share, review and collaborate on their code. (Photo: Business Wire)
"Within a week of running a test instance of Stash, we decided to make
the switch," said Senior Engineer Alex Holtz of Orbitz, a leading online
travel company. "We were already using JIRA, and as support for Git
materilized in Atlassian software, we wanted to take advantage of all
the out-of-the-box integration points these products were building for
Stash's new enterprise functionality includes branch permissions that
allow development teams to specify and manage an individual's or a
team's access control to code. All code developed separately on a branch
can be properly tested and reviewed before being merged into source. The
new team collaboration features include @mentions and Markdown support,
instantly bringing any team member into a code discussion and providing
greater context for richer discussions and faster communications. Also,
the new enterprise offering adds Atlassian's 24/7 global enterprise
support, membership to a global Stash enterprise user community and
scale beyond 2,000 users in a single instance.
"We built Stash from the ground up, specifically for the enterprise,"
said Scott Farquhar, co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian. "Our enterprise
customers want easy-to-use products to build better software faster, and
with Stash 2.0 they can easily take advantage of the distributed nature
of Git. Stash streamlines the management of multiple shared code
repositories and improves the quality of merged changes. By leveraging
this new wave of technology, Stash speeds development in the enterprise."
"Our research strongly suggests that decentralized version control
systems generally and Git specifically are supplanting the centralized
systems that preceded them," said Stephen O'Grady, principal analyst at
RedMonk. "Employers that wish to attract and retain technical talent
would do well to acknowledge the market's preference for Git, as well as
the technical advantages behind it, when selecting a VCS."
Full Control of Git Workflow - in the Enterprise
Git makes it easy for any developer to contribute to code, but it comes
at the price of control - especially in geographically dispersed
corporate environments. As corporate projects grow, so do the number of
contributors, stakeholders and code repositories those teams are
contributing to. With all these moving parts, development teams need a
central place for their source, and a process to keep it organized as it
Stash offers fine-grained access control over repositories and branches
to ensure quality code development. For example, depending on the needs
of the team, write access can be restricted to certain branches, or
based on users, groups or specific branch names. With Stash, pattern
restrictions can be used to prevent branch deletion or to limit branch
creation. Branch permissions can also be used to restrict access to
branches within a repository, replacing the need for forks for
developers more comfortable working with a single repository. Stash's
simple user interface (UI) helps teams easily manage Git-based
More Contextual Conversations for Faster, Collaborative Development
Stash now offers two new collaboration features that can bring specific
users into a discussion and add more context to any comment. Stash's
@mention feature can be used in global or inline comments. Users will
receive an email notification when they are mentioned. Code discussions
then take place inside of Stash and are preserved and available for team
members to view.
With Stash's new Markdown support, additional context through formatted
text, links or code examples can be added to discussions via markdown.
Screenshots can be used to enhance discussions on UI-focused features.
Stash 2.0 and the Stash Enterprise offering are immediately available
for download at http://www.atlassian.com/software/stash/download.
Enterprise tiers add Atlassian's 24/7 global enterprise support,
membership to a global Stash enterprise user community and scale beyond
2,000 users in a single instance.
Atlassian products help innovators everywhere plan, build and launch
great software. More than 23,000 large and small organizations -
including Citigroup, eBay (News - Alert), Netflix and Nike - use Atlassian's issue
tracking, collaboration and software-development products to work
smarter and deliver quality results on time. Learn more at http://atlassian.com.
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