Atlassian Bitbucket Releases Version 2.0 REST APIs

Janet Wagner, Data Journalist / Full Stack Developer
Nov. 14 2013, 09:00AM EST

Atlassian, a leading collaboration software provider, has announced the official release of version 2.0 Bitbucket REST APIs, which includes a brand new Pull Request API, new functionality and other improvements.

Bitbucket is a web-based code collaboration service that is similar to GitHub providing users a web-based platform to host, manage and share projects that use Git or Mercurial. According to a recent TechCrunch article, Bitbucket has reached 1 million users. The service had approximately 45,000 users back in September 2010 when Atlassian acquired the Bitbucket platform.

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Image Credit: Atlassian Bitbucket

The version 2.0 Bitbucket REST APIs include a brand new Pull Request API which allows comments and likes associated with pull request comments to be managed by third-party applications. The version 2.0 release also features new functionality and improvements including (but not limited to):

  • Team membership, list repositories, followers, and who a team is following, can now be queried.
  • List user profiles, followers, and who a user follows.
  • New links element added to every 2.0 endpoint which points to related resources providing a means to quickly discover and traverse related objects.
  • API endpoints that return a collection of objects are now broken down into pages, responses are paginated.
  • Standardized error responses that return a new JSON object that includes the appropriate HTTP status codes.

For more information about the Bitbucket code collaboration platform, visit the official company website. To learn more about the Bitbucket REST APIs, read the online Bitbucket Documentation.

Janet Wagner Janet is a data journalist and full stack developer based in Toledo, Ohio. Her focus revolves around APIs, open data, data visualization and data-driven journalism. Follow her on Twitter: @webcodepro and on Google+

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