Eclipse vs GitLab: What are the differences?
Eclipse: IDE for Java EE Developers. Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.; GitLab: Open source self-hosted Git management software. 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.
Eclipse belongs to "Integrated Development Environment" category of the tech stack, while GitLab can be primarily classified under "Code Collaboration & Version Control".
"Does it all", "Integrates with most of tools" and "Easy to use" are the key factors why developers consider Eclipse; whereas "Self hosted", "Free" and "Has community edition" are the primary reasons why GitLab is favored.
GitLab is an open source tool with 20.1K GitHub stars and 5.33K GitHub forks. Here's a link to GitLab's open source repository on GitHub.
Alibaba.com, trivago, and Avocode are some of the popular companies that use GitLab, whereas Eclipse is used by Intuit, Zalando, and PedidosYa. GitLab has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1234 company stacks & 1479 developers stacks; compared to Eclipse, which is listed in 248 company stacks and 140 developer stacks.
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