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Git: Fast, scalable, distributed revision control system. Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency; Sonatype Nexus: The world's best way to organize, store, and distribute software components. Deliver better, safer software even faster with software supply chain automation.

Git and Sonatype Nexus are primarily classified as "Version Control System" and "Java Build" tools respectively.

Git and Sonatype Nexus are both open source tools. It seems that Git with 28.2K GitHub stars and 16.3K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Sonatype Nexus with 527 GitHub stars and 237 GitHub forks.

Netflix, reddit, and Lyft are some of the popular companies that use Git, whereas Sonatype Nexus is used by MIT, Auto Trader, and Smart.Biz. Git has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3934 company stacks & 4790 developers stacks; compared to Sonatype Nexus, which is listed in 49 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

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Pros of Git
Pros of Sonatype Nexus
  • 1.4K
    Distributed version control system
  • 1.1K
    Efficient branching and merging
  • 964
  • 846
    Open source
  • 728
    Better than svn
  • 368
    Great command-line application
  • 306
  • 291
  • 232
    Easy to use
  • 222
    Does not require server
  • 27
  • 22
    Small & Fast
  • 18
    Feature based workflow
  • 15
    Staging Area
  • 13
    Most wide-spread VSC
  • 11
    Disposable Experimentation
  • 11
    Role-based codelines
  • 7
    Frictionless Context Switching
  • 6
    Data Assurance
  • 5
  • 4
    Just awesome
  • 3
    Github integration
  • 3
    Easy branching and merging
  • 2
  • 2
    Possible to lose history and commits
  • 2
  • 1
    Team Integration
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
    Fast, scalable, distributed revision control system
  • 1
    Rebase supported natively; reflog; access to plumbing
  • 1
    Flexible, easy, Safe, and fast
  • 1
    CLI is great, but the GUI tools are awesome
  • 1
    It's what you do
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    Cons of Git
    Cons of Sonatype Nexus
    • 16
      Hard to learn
    • 11
      Inconsistent command line interface
    • 9
      Easy to lose uncommitted work
    • 7
      Worst documentation ever possibly made
    • 5
      Awful merge handling
    • 3
      Unexistent preventive security flows
    • 3
      Rebase hell
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      When --force is disabled, cannot rebase
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      Ironically even die-hard supporters screw up badly
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      What is Git?

      Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

      What is Sonatype Nexus?

      It is an open source repository that supports many artifact formats, including Docker, Java™ and npm. With the Nexus tool integration, pipelines in your toolchain can publish and retrieve versioned apps and their dependencies

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      What are some alternatives to Git and Sonatype Nexus?
      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.
      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.
      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.
      Visibility, access control, workflow and code management for Git environments. Flexibility of collaborating on the same codebase and code reviews using any combination of Perforce and Git workflows and tools without compromise.
      Mercurial is dedicated to speed and efficiency with a sane user interface. It is written in Python. Mercurial's implementation and data structures are designed to be fast. You can generate diffs between revisions, or jump back in time within seconds.
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