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AWS CodeCommit vs Fork: What are the differences?

Developers describe AWS CodeCommit as "Fully-managed source control service that makes it easy for companies to host secure and highly scalable private Git repositories". CodeCommit eliminates the need to operate your own source control system or worry about scaling its infrastructure. You can use CodeCommit to securely store anything from source code to binaries, and it works seamlessly with your existing Git tools. On the other hand, Fork is detailed as "Fast and Friendly Git Client for Mac". Manage your repositories without leaving the application. Organize the repositores into categories. Fork's Diff Viewer provides a clear view to spot the changes in your source code quickly.

AWS CodeCommit can be classified as a tool in the "Code Collaboration & Version Control" category, while Fork is grouped under "Source Code Management Desktop Apps".

"Free private repos" is the primary reason why developers consider AWS CodeCommit over the competitors, whereas "One of the easiest and fastest git GUIs" was stated as the key factor in picking Fork.

According to the StackShare community, AWS CodeCommit has a broader approval, being mentioned in 24 company stacks & 17 developers stacks; compared to Fork, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

Advice on AWS CodeCommit and Fork

Hi, I need advice. In my project, we are using Bitbucket hosted on-prem, Jenkins, and Jira. Also, we have restrictions not to use any plugins for code review, code quality, code security, etc., with bitbucket. Now we want to migrate to AWS CodeCommit, which would mean that we can use, let's say, Amazon CodeGuru for code reviews and move to AWS CodeBuild and AWS CodePipeline for build automation in the future rather than using Jenkins.

Now I want advice on below.

  1. Is it a good idea to migrate from Bitbucket to AWS Codecommit?
  2. If we want to integrate Jira with AWS Codecommit, then how can we do this? If a developer makes any changes in Jira, then a build should be triggered automatically in AWS and create a Jira ticket if the build fails. So, how can we achieve this?
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Sinisha Mihajlovski
Design Lead | Senior Software Developer at Endava · | 1 upvotes · 64.7K views
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Hi Kavita. It would be useful to explain in a bit more detail the integration to Jira you would like to achieve. Some of the Jira plugins will work with any git repository, regardless if its github/bitbucket/gitlab.

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Decisions about AWS CodeCommit and Fork

I explored many Git Desktop tools for the Mac and my final decision was to use Fork. What I love about for that it contains three features, I like about a Git Client tool.

It allows * to handle day to day git operations (least important for me as I am cli junkie) * it helps to investigate the history * most important of all, it has a repo manager which many other tools are missing.

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Pros of AWS CodeCommit
Pros of Fork
  • 43
    Free private repos
  • 26
    IAM integration
  • 23
    Pay-As-You-Go Pricing
  • 19
    Amazon feels the most Secure
  • 18
    Repo data encrypted at rest
  • 11
    I can make repository by myself if I have AWS account
  • 11
    Faster deployments when using other AWS services
  • 7
    AWS CodePipeline integration
  • 6
    Codebuild integration
  • 6
    Does not support web hooks yet! :(
  • 4
    Cost Effective
  • 2
    No Git LFS! Dealbreaker for me
  • 2
    Elastic Beanstalk Integration
  • 2
    Integrated with AWS Ecosystem
  • 1
    Only US Region
  • 1
    Issue tracker
  • 1
    Open source friendly
  • 1
    Available in Ireland (Dublin) region
  • 1
    CodeDeploy Integration
  • 1
    CodeCommit Trigger for an AWS Lambda Function
  • 1
    Integration via SQS/SNS for events (replaces webhooks)
  • 1
    IAM
  • 0
    Ui
  • 13
    One of the easiest and fastest git GUIs
  • 8
    Nice UX
  • 7
    Gitflow support
  • 6
    Intuitive interactive rebase and conflict resolution UI
  • 6
    Fast, Great support, Does-it-all, blazing fast
  • 6
    Does the job way better than others
  • 5
    Excellent commit history tree view
  • 5
    Dark theme
  • 4
    This even looks the same as SourceTree
  • 3
    Repository Manager
  • 3
    Built-in developer feedback
  • 3
    Countless quality of life features
  • 2
    Github Notifications
  • 2
    Keyaboard-only
  • 2
    Visual branch history
  • 2
    Reflog support
  • 1
    Not buggy, works smoothly
  • 1
    Unique Activity Manager shows current/past operations
  • 1
    Intuitive merge conflict resolution
  • 1
    Git ammend

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Cons of AWS CodeCommit
Cons of Fork
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    UI sucks
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    SLOW
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    No Issue Tracker
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    Bad diffing/no blame
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    No fork
  • 2
    No webhooks
  • 2
    NO LFS support
  • 1
    Can't download file from UI
  • 1
    Only time based triggers
  • 0
    Accident-prone UI
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    What is AWS CodeCommit?

    CodeCommit eliminates the need to operate your own source control system or worry about scaling its infrastructure. You can use CodeCommit to securely store anything from source code to binaries, and it works seamlessly with your existing Git tools.

    What is Fork?

    Manage your repositories without leaving the application. Organize the repositores into categories. Fork's Diff Viewer provides a clear view to spot the changes in your source code quickly.

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    What are some alternatives to AWS CodeCommit and Fork?
    GitHub
    GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
    GitLab
    GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.
    Bitbucket
    Bitbucket gives teams one place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy, all with free private Git repositories. Teams choose Bitbucket because it has a superior Jira integration, built-in CI/CD, & is free for up to 5 users.
    GitHub Enterprise
    GitHub Enterprise lets developers use the tools they love across the development process with support for popular IDEs, continuous integration tools, and hundreds of third party apps and services.
    SVN (Subversion)
    Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.
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