Campfire vs Gitter vs HipChat

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Campfire
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What is Campfire?

Campfire is like instant messaging, but designed exclusively for groups. Share text, files, and code in real time. Save transcripts so you don’t forget.

What is Gitter?

Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.

What is HipChat?

HipChat is a hosted private chat service for your company or team. Invite colleagues to share ideas and files in persistent group chat rooms. Get your team off AIM, Google Talk, and Skype — HipChat was built for business.
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        What are some alternatives to Campfire, Gitter, and HipChat?
        Slack
        Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
        Microsoft Teams
        See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations.
        Mattermost
        Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.
        RocketChat
        Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework. It is a great solution for communities and companies wanting to privately host their own chat service or for developers looking forward to build and evolve their own chat platforms.
        Zulip
        Zulip is powerful, open source team chat that combines the immediacy of real-time chat with the productivity benefits of threaded conversations. Zulip allows busy managers and others in meetings all day to participate in their teams chats.
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        Reviews of Campfire, Gitter, and HipChat
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        Co-founder, Product at Everhour
        Review ofHipChatHipChat

        Here are the main issues hard to solve with Skype but easily handled with HipChat.

        Pickle #1. Group chatting Pickle #2. Offline mode Pickle #3. Sending pictures Pickle #4. Code snippets Pickle #5. Link search

        And of course integrations.

        We've gathered all our thoughts in an article - http://weavora.com/blog/2014/02/04/why-we-love-hipchat/

        Review ofHipChatHipChat

        I really like HipChat, not only because it's available on whatever "machine/device" you use but it has a ton of add-ons that you can integrate in you chat room that keep you and your team constantly aware of what's happening with your business.

        How developers use Campfire, Gitter, and HipChat
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        datapile uses GitterGitter

        We haven't found a better way to communicate directly with the core contributors and developers for many open source projects we utilize on GitHub (Scala, Scala-js, Sinatra, Apache top-level projects, just to name a few).

        It is a solid piece of software that appeals to us who have used Slack in the past, and the tight integration with a single GitHub repository or organization for each Gitter room just makes sense in our eyes.

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        Analytical Informatics uses HipChatHipChat

        Hipchat provides a comprehensive and searchable chat system for development and customer relations. It is integrated with GitHub and JIRA so our developers can have specific rooms for each project, and we also have rooms for each customer tied into their Twitter feeds so we know what is relevant and can track issues via Nagios alerts.

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        DigitalPermits uses HipChatHipChat

        Everyone in our company uses HipChat. From our help center to our engineering department, we do most of our internal conversations in hipchat rooms. Also as a remote engineering team, it is super useful to have a service like this so that conversations are logged and in the open.

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        Mick Dekkers uses GitterGitter

        Many GitHub communities are on Gitter. It's a great place to ask and answer questions related to open-source frameworks and libraries.

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        Grubster uses HipChatHipChat

        Part of our team are spread over cities and they are connected by chats or conference, sharing insights, alerts and tech discussions.

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        Tyler Morgan uses HipChatHipChat

        I use HipChat to communicate with group members. I like that I can hop on and catch up on any conversations that I missed.

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        BrightMachine uses HipChatHipChat

        Team communications and notices, such as when a test suite has run, when commits have been made to one of our git repos.

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        Juliën Hanssens uses GitterGitter

        Using Gitter for open source talks and directly communicating with contributors.

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        Scott Miller uses GitterGitter

        My favorite chat tool for open source

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        Riderman De Sousa Barbosa uses GitterGitter

        Communication with the team.

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