Wednesday, 1 April 2015

GitHub V.S. BitBucket

Hey Guys!

Today, I'm going to be doing a comparison of the two big online source control tools: GitHub and Bitbucket. GitHub, I think, is more popular but Bitbucket is very well made.


Bitbucket can be used with Git and Mercurial, two big low-level source control programs, yet GitHub can only be used with git. This would be a problem if, for example, your code writing tool does not have a git plugin, but you wanted to use GitHub, you couldn't - you would need to use something else.

Client-Side Programs

Both GitHub and Bitbucket have client-side programs. GitHub uses the official GitHub program, and Bitbucket uses SourceTree. GitHub's program is easy to use and looks better, whereas Bitbucket's is harder to use and doesn't look as good.

Bug reporting

All programs have bugs, right? You need a good way to have users to report them. Bitbucket has this ability, but GitHub does not, unless the owners of the repository implement it themselves. GitHub can have bugs reported by the repository owners, but there's no way the contributors could find every bug in their program.


All in all, I think that Bitbucket is better, as it is more compatible, and the bug reporting system is much better.


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