Assembla - briefly about the main thing

Remote repository and project management system

Assembla provides a convenient service for remotely storing repositories, managing them, and managing the projects to which they relate.


Good day to all. I came across a topic in a hub, in which they ask me to advise good remote git repositories. Unfortunately, I’ve recently visited a hub (I registered of course, I’ve been a visitor for a long time already), so I couldn’t respond in a comment (read-only). So I thought - I will advise in a separate topic, at the same time, I will do a small review of the additional features of the service that provides this opportunity. By the way, there you can create not only Git , but also other (for example SVN ) repositories. So, enough of the preface - to the point.

So let's go

This is an English-language, popular (at least for these English-speaking, well, and in our office :)) service, with a web interface, some tools (Time Tracker, comparison of commits, files, and much more, I myself don’t particularly in them understood, because there was no need), the ability to administer the project, its team, and a number of different settings. There are basic and Pro accounts. Pro, of course, is paid, and provides such additional tools as Issue Tracker, integration with Github, removal of restrictions, and much more. This service is located here .


Start page, creating a repository and more

After a simple registration procedure, and logging into your account, we can access the interface shown in the figure.
Here we are shown a list of projects that we are part of (if, of course, there are such), briefly any information: invitations, recent commits, some site news, search, help, support, etc. We also see a menu on top of the site. A list of our projects is available there (see the following figure), a link to the main page, account access, and various notifications.

Perhaps the most important thing for us is the “Create your own space” button — that is, to create a new space (hereinafter referred to as the project), where our project will be located, and, accordingly, the repository. Click.

We see all sorts of links, information, and the choice between private and public repositories (with this, I think, everything is clear - I won’t explain, I will only say that accessibility can be changed in the settings later, so don’t bother about it ) Click "Get Started" - we see a whole list of different options. In the list, everything that does not start with Free (free, but with restrictions) is understandable for a certain amount of money. We are specifically interested in the Free Private Git Repository - click "Select." The limitation in this case is 1 GIG of a hard place, and the inaccessibility of some (by and large many and not needed) tools and options.

Then everything is clear and without explanation (by the way, there is also the Security setting - access to our project). All - created. They write us unnecessary nonsense - we get rid of it, and we get into the project we created. What do we see?

Project and tabs

And we see the default tab - " Stream " (the tab displayed by default and their order can be changed in the settings), which briefly shows when, who, who committed, who invited whom, in general, any, as it says, "Events ". There is a search and various filters.

I won’t explain in detail below the tabs - everything is already clear by name and content. But I’ll tell you a bit.

Tab " Team ", in which you can raise, lower, invite, expel, tag users.

" Admin " - project settings, information about the used disk space, and some tools ("Tools"), among which you will be offered paid ones (by the way there is a 30-day trial, if you are interested), for example

Next is the " Source " tab , which contains a list of branches and a list of files in this branch, as well as possible links to the repository. There are also sub-tabs, such as viewing commits by branches, some tools that I did not use, but can be useful to someone, even additional settings and instructions.

Well, the last tab is " Upgrade ". There you can increase the functionality of your account for money or use the trial version.


In general, I use this service, and everything suits me in it. Of course I would like without restrictions on disk space (I don’t even know why, probably just so that there are no restrictions). Although 1 GIG is enough for most projects. This is up to you. Administrators well support and update it. And you - look, try - maybe this is what you were looking for.

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