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Git and Mercurial Version Control and Source Code Hosting Used by over 20,000 software development teams to manage their code, improve quality with code reviews, organize projects, track changes and collaborate.

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Kiln review by Kentleigh E.
Kentleigh E.
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"Powerful product, with "

What do you like best?

The powerful tools within Kiln; and the ability to oversee massive projects, and the detailed tools to investigate changesets and history are some of the best features.

But Kiln's cross-compatibility with FogBugz and Trello are absolutely amazing, and probably the best feature; it helps to tie together the project management and client communication sides of our version control.

What do you dislike?

Kiln's user interface often seems a bit dated to me, and sometimes it can be difficult to compare two particular changesets if any two specific changes need to be compared, you usually have to track down the revision ID.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Kiln is very useful, and effective in what it aims to achieve; even better if you already use Trello or FogBugz (if you do not, please investigate those products in addition to Kiln)

Kiln is quite easy to use; it is very effective for team collaboration, and the repository and branch management is easy to visualize with the web interface and branch visualization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Kiln is absolutely essential to our business.

We have massive projects, which requires us to sometimes come back to projects that have not been touched for months; or to investigate bugs caused by changes made months ago.

Kiln's tools allow us to crawl through every change, to compare many changesets, and to easily view the version history of a file over multiple changes.

What's more, the ability to see the changes of some binary files, such as images, has proven very useful in various design changes; especially when the commit messages have been vague.

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Kiln review by User in Human Resources
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"Excellent On-Premise Mecurial Code Hosting Solution"

What do you like best?

Easily setup and manage Mercurial based-code repositories. Easy to setup mercurial clients (TortoiseHg) to push and pull to Kiln.

Web-based file and changeset diff-views allow code to be quickly browsed and reviewed.

Built in web-hooks for Fogbugz and Pivotal Tracker (we use both of these for issue/bug tracking) allow commit messages to auto-post to project management systems.

Although we don't utilize it fully, the Code Review system provides an easy way for developers to comment on commits and changesets.

What do you dislike?

Not really a deal breaker, but Kiln does not offer webhooks for some of the modern software development management tools such as JIRA. It may be because of the version we are using (v2.9.61.0) which is fairly outdated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our main use is to utilize Kiln as our internal central code repository. We have a number of repos and sub-repos to host various business application code bases.

We also rely heavily on Kiln's built in webhooks to post commits to our software development PM tools (Fogbugz & PivotalTracker). This has provided the ability to quick associate and review actual the code changes made for specific cases / user stories. In addition, developers do not have to duplicate as much documentation (assuming they write good commit messages).

On less frequent occasion, we utilize Kiln's code review system for handling reviews for smaller changes. For larger changes we still have full one-on-one or group peer reviews.

What Version Control Systems solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Kiln review by Keith G.
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"A Seamless Integration of Tools for Developers and Software Mangers"

What do you like best?

Stability and usability are solid. It seamlessly integrates with our Mercurial source control repos. The hosted version has a feature called Harmony that allows every repository to be accessed via Git and/or Mercurial. Each user can choose their own DVCS regardless of what other users on the same project/repository are using.

What do you dislike?

We are using the on-premise version, and there seems to be a lack of new development on that version. The hosted version is getting new features while the on-premise version is stagnating. In particular, I would like to see the Harmony feature added to the on-premise version. It is a killer feature that allows every repository to be accessed via Git and/or Mercurial. Each user can choose their own DVCS regardless of what other users on the same project/repository are using.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your company is comfortable with the hosted version, I would recommend that over the on-premise version. The hosted version is updated more frequently and has newer features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrated source control, code reviews, issue tracking, bug reports.

Kiln review by User in Computer Software
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"A great source control product!"

What do you like best?

Up time has seemed to be 100%, easy to use the web functionality and easy configuration for copying sources locally.

What do you dislike?

The Webpage could be a bit more user friendly. it's not as easy to navigate as Fogbugz.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great source control service. Up time has been fantastic.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a variety of products which need proper source control. Multiple engineers may work on a product and the push/pull management is an absolute requirement.

Kiln review by User in Computer Software
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"Provides robust SCM with a clever joint support for both Git and Mercurial"

What do you like best?

The way a single repository supports access with git and mercurial at the same time

What do you dislike?

The web interface feels a little outdated

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a shot. There is a free account for very small companies.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing internal and client code

Kiln review by User in Internet
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"Use as a task management tool"

What do you like best?

work with fogbugz. Very useful for code review

What do you dislike?

none. I did not find any thing unlike. Bug searching can be improved.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Use it as a task management tool working with fogbugz togerther

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