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Bitbucket is a web-based version control repository hosting service used primarily for code management. The platform supports code projects that use either the Mercurial or Git revision control systems, allowing users to collaborate on software development projects in an organized manner. Bitbucket's key features include unlimited private repositories for small teams, project tracking with integrated Jira issues and Trello boards, branch permissions to control who can make changes to the source code at different levels, as well as continuous integration through Pipelines. The system lets developers review code before merging it into production and offers tools for commenting on diffs and versions of files while ensuring high levels of security with its built-in authentication methods and SSL encryption on all data transfers. As part of Atlassian's suite of software development tools alongside Jira and Confluence, Bitbucket integrates seamlessly with other applications in this ecosystem while also supporting third-party add-ons through its marketplace APIs.