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10 GitHub Alternatives You Must Try In 2019

10 GitHub Alternatives You Must Try In 2019


Open source repository hosting service, GitHub plays a crucial role for a programmer or a coder. It makes an easier way to collaborate with peers and colleagues in an organisation. However, if you are already using GitHub, it’s time you can taste an alternative but similar one. In this article, we list down 10 such alternatives one must try in 2019.



(The list is in alphabetical order)

1| AWS CodeCommit

CodeCommit is a secure, highly scalable, managed source control service which hosts private Git repositories. Similar to GitHub, it can be used to manage and store anything from code to binaries. The features of CodeCommit are mentioned below

  • CodeCommit provides high service availability and durability and eliminates the administrative overhead of managing your own hardware and software.
  • CodeCommit repositories are encrypted at rest as well as in transit.
  • Work collaboratively on code by supporting pull requests and notifications.
  • CodeCommit repositories can scale up to meet your development needs.
  • It has no limit on the size of your repositories or on the file types you can store.
  • You can migrate to Coodeommit from any Git-based repo.
  • It supports Git commands as well as its own AWS CLI commands and APIs.

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2|Bitbucket

Bitbucket is a web-based version control repository hosting service for source code and development projects. This version control repository is more than just Git code management. It gives the team one place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy. The features of this repo are mentioned below

  • Free unlimited private repositories for small teams under 5
  • Bitbucket Pipelines with Deployments lets you build, test and deploy with integrated CI/CD.
  • Approve code review more efficiently with pull requests.
  • You can easily know your code is secure in the Cloud with IP whitelisting and required 2-step verification.

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3| Beanstalk

Beanstalk is a complete workflow platform to write, review, & deploy code. It allows you to keep your code in a Git or Subversion (SVN) repository, perform code reviews with peers to write higher quality and bug-free code, and deploy your code from Beanstalk to your servers. To make collaboration as seamless as possible, Beanstalk has built-in tools to get the most out of Subversion and Git as mentioned below

  • Blame: When you want to know who is responsible for a particular line of code, blame gives you the user, revision, and comment on the last change made to that line.
  • Preview: Instantly preview HTML and image files within Beanstalk, compare versions side by side, and share them with your team, colleagues, and people outside of your Beanstalk account.
  • Diff: Easily compare any two revisions of a file to see what changed.

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4| Google Cloud Source

Google Cloud Source Repositories are fully-featured, private Git repositories hosted on Google Cloud Platform. You can use these repositories for collaborative development of any application or service, including those which run on app engine and compute engine. You can add Cloud Source Repositories to a local Git repository as a remote, or you can connect it to a hosted repository on GitHub or Bitbucket. The features include are mentioned below

  • You can create multiple repositories for a single Cloud Platform project.
  • You can connect an existing GitHub or Bitbucket repository to Cloud Source Repositories.
  • You can use the editor of your choice to work on your code.
  • Cloud Source Repositories also provide a source browser which you can use to view repository files from within the console.
  • Cloud Source Repositories automatically sends logs to Stackdriver logging to help data access tracking and troubleshooting.
  • It gives you the option to use security key detection to block git push transactions that contain sensitive information.

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5| GitBucket

GitBucket is an open source Git platform which is powered by Scala. It can be easily installed and has an intuitive UI. The current version of GitBucket provides many features such as mentioned below

  • Public / Private Git repositories (with http/https and ssh access)
  • GitLFS support
  • Repository viewer including an online file editor
  • Issues, Pull Requests, and Wiki for repositories
  • Activity timeline and email notifications
  • Account and group management with LDAP integration
  • a Plug-in system

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6| GitLab

GitLab is an open source project with over 2000 contributors maintained by GitLab Inc. It is a single application for the entire DevOps lifecycle. By delivering new functionality at an industry-leading pace, GitLab provides a single application for the entire software development and operations lifecycle. It provides everything you need to manage, plan, create, verify, package, release, configure, monitor, and secure applications.

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7| Go Git Service

Go Git Service or Gogs is an open source self-hosted Git service which is written in Go language. The goal of this project is to make the easiest, fastest, and most painless way of setting up a self-hosted Git service. It allows you to create and run your own Git server on a minimal hardware server.

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8| Launchpad

Launchpad is an open sourced unique collaboration and hosting platform for software projects. The features are mentioned below

  • With Launchpad, you can share bug reports, statuses, patches and comments across project boundaries. You can even share bug data with other trackers, such as Bugzilla and Trac.
  • You can easily build and distribute Ubuntu packages using your own personal APT repository, hosted by Launchpad.
  • Launchpad makes translation easy for everyone. Translators get a simple web interface, with automatic suggestions from a library of more than 16 million strings.
  • Anyone can use Launchpad to register a blueprint for your project, while you decide the priority and time-scales.
  • You can track help requests just like bug reports, with community support contacts, statuses, and email notifications.

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9| Phabricator

Phabricator is a collection of web applications which help software companies build better software. Phabricator is a powerful, fast, scalable, and completely open source set of tools which include applications for code review, repository hosting, bug tracking, project management, and more.

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10| RhodeCode

RhodeCode was founded in 2010 by Marcin Kuzminski and initially, it is an open source project which grew with a stable user base. RhodeCode is an enterprise source code management platform. It applies unified user control, permissions, code reviews, and tool integration across Mercurial, Git, and Subversion repositories.

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