Last updated: November 8, 2022
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DescriptionGitLab is a web-based DevOps lifecycle tool that provides a Git-repository manager with wiki, issue-tracking and continuous integrationdeployment pipeline features. It is written in Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL by Dmitriy Zaporozhets (DZ) and Valery Sizov (VS).GitHub is a web-based hosting service for software development projects that use the Git revision control system. It is written in Ruby on Rails and Erlang by GitHub, Inc. developers Chris Wanstrath, PJ Hyett, and Tom Preston-Werner. Released to the public in 2008, GitHub has since been used by over 10 million people worldwide.
Gitnux RatingGreat productTop-Notch
Pricing ModelUser-Based-PricingUser-Based-Pricing
Freemium AvailableYESYES
Pricing RatesFree
Could be betterNo built-in support for containers
The user interface is not that intuitive
Bad customer support
No built-in support for version control
No debugging tools
Very basic interface
Key featuresContinuous Integration and Delivery
Code testing and Coverage
Performance Testing
Static/Dynamic Application Security Testing
Issue-tracking (Bur Monitoring and Reporting)
Collaborative coding
Automation and CI/CD
Security / Enterprise Security
Client Apps
Project Management
Team Administration
SupportSupport Portal 24×5 (24×7 for Priority Support Emergency Tickets) Status
E-mail support
Phone and Video call Support
Customer Portal Community Forum
Community Forum
Professional Services
E-mail Support
Extended ReviewRead ReviewRead Review
Best forIndividuals and teams who need to build, integrate, modify and verify codes during a software building process. It offers useful tools for software building and project management.Individuals and teams who are developing software or many other kinds of projects. It helps in storing and tracking changes to the project, in interacting and collaborating with the team (by sharing code files) or with other users (open-source projects).

Feature Overview: GitLab Vs. GitHub

Automatic Continuous Integration (CI)YESNO
Collaborative Social CodingYESYES
Free Self-Hosted VersionYESNO
Issue TrackingYESYES
Security Control ToolsYESYES
Code reviewYESYES

Automatic Continuous Integration (CI)

Continuous integration (CI) allows a team of developers engaged in the implementation of a project to have frequent and continuous alignments of working environments and changes made by individual members. This avoids divergences between individual portions of the work. GitLab provides an automatic integration service, as opposed to GitHub, which requires manual updates.

Collaborative social coding

Both softwares provide their users with excellent work planning tools and the possibility to collaborate with other team members through synchronization and comparison of work progresses. Reviews, code changes, status checks and updates are functions that can be easily used by every member and make work easier and smoother.

Self-Hosted Version for Private Server

Both GitLab and GitHub are self-managed open-source platforms and both allow hosting a private version. The difference between the two is that GitLab offers a free plan, accessible to everyone, to host a private version on their own devices. GitHub offers this option exclusively to enterprises.

Issue Tracking

Issue tracking is the perfect tool to collaborate and solve problems. It can be used for organizing tasks, discussing ideas, reporting bugs, elaborating implementations, and fragmenting work to solve bigger problems. This tool adapts to the needs of each project and those working on it.

Security Control Tools

Both platforms assure an impressive security system for their users. First of all, each project is highly protected from errors or possible gaps contained in a new code, and both ensure privacy at every step. From the simple login verification, every new addition or access is subjected to a significant security check.

Code Review

The Code Review is based on collaboration among team members. After reporting the need to correct or implement a code, the request will be submitted for review by an expert or members of the same team. This will ensure its efficiency, comprehensibility and safety.

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