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GitHub vs Kallithea: What are the differences?

Developers describe GitHub as "Powerful collaboration, review, and code management for open source and private development projects". 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. On the other hand, Kallithea is detailed as "A free and open source software system for hosting and managing Mercurial and Git repositories". It is a free Software source code management system that supports two leading version control systems, Mercurial and Git, and has a web interface that is easy to use for users and admins. You can install it on your own server and host repositories for the version control system of your choice.

GitHub and Kallithea can be primarily classified as "Code Collaboration & Version Control" tools.

Some of the features offered by GitHub are:

  • Command Instructions
  • Source Browser
  • Git Powered Wikis

On the other hand, Kallithea provides the following key features:

  • Built-in push/pull server
  • Easy to integrate
  • Code review
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What is 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.

What is Kallithea?

It is a free Software source code management system that supports two leading version control systems, Mercurial and Git, and has a web interface that is easy to use for users and admins. You can install it on your own server and host repositories for the version control system of your choice.
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        What are some alternatives to GitHub and Kallithea?
        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.
        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.
        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.
        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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        Decisions about GitHub and Kallithea
        uWSGI
        uWSGI
        PostgreSQL
        PostgreSQL
        Heroku
        Heroku
        Django
        Django
        Python
        Python
        GitHub
        GitHub

        I find I really like using GitHub because its issue tracker integrates really well into my project flow and the projects feature allows me to organize different efforts into boards. The automation features allow my issues to automatically progress through some states on the boards when I merge pull requests.

        My Python / Django app is deployed on Heroku with PostgreSQL database and uWSGI webserver.

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        Jaime Leonardo Suncin Cruz
        Jaime Leonardo Suncin Cruz
        GitLab
        GitLab
        GitHub
        GitHub

        Keep with GitHub if you feel comfortable, If you want to switch to other keep in mind the change of mindset and you will need time to adapt, i'm not saying that GitLab is bad or difficult just the opposite, but it can be overwhelming because it have more integrated features (I love this) than GitHub , what it means more configs available that you can mess up.

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        Elisa Beshero-Bondar
        Elisa Beshero-Bondar
        Director, Center for the Digital Text at University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg · | 13 upvotes · 18.5K views
        Trello
        Trello
        GitHub
        GitHub

        I use GitHub because it can handle all the project management (it's got a great built-in kanban for projects that integrate beautifully with Issues. Also line-comments on commits are super useful to us. The integrated environment is perfect, light-weight, and it's nice NOT to have to deal w/ project management with a tool like Trello outside of the codebase. It's good to have everything in one place.

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        Handuo Zhang
        Handuo Zhang
        Phd Student at NTU · | 6 upvotes · 6.7K views
        GitHub
        GitHub

        I use GitHub because since it was bought by Microsoft, some new features are being introduced in and most importantly, the git clone speed is usually much faster than gitlab. Gitlab is very good, I like the member permission function which is good for collaborative coding. But still I am more used to github interface.

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        Budi Arsana
        Budi Arsana
        Programmer · | 13 upvotes · 9.9K views
        atBunga MataBunga Mata
        GitHub
        GitHub

        I prefer to use GitHub because their website speed is faster and the availability more reliable than the competitors, this is our top priority as GitHub is our core functionality we need to be able to operate in development. And since their new pricing make more sense and work for us as they are charging based on how many developers than repositories, this help us to keep our repositories smaller by dividing each codebase into specifics repositories.

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        Logan Campos
        Logan Campos
        Computer Programmer at cryptosec.dev · | 10 upvotes · 44.2K views
        GitHub
        GitHub
        GitLab
        GitLab

        As an former administrator for GitLab enterprise I can say for closed source development it is an amazing tool to have. It does however have limits. For starters you will need to bother your unix administrators to assign a license to you. And after that happens the same guys start getting cranky if you use git LFS(Large File Storage) or manage a couple repos about ~100MBish. if you fork open source efforts remember to git clone --depth 1 ! As a free user of GitHub , I don't get crazy CI pipelines or crazy project management tools. I also don't need it !

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        Russtopia Labs
        Russtopia Labs
        Sr. Doodad Imagineer at Russtopia Labs · | 3 upvotes · 22.7K views
        GitLab
        GitLab
        Go
        Go
        GitHub
        GitHub
        Gogs
        Gogs

        I installed Gogs after a few repos I planned to use on GitHub disappeared without explanation, and after Microsoft's acquisition of same, it made me think about the over-centralization of community-developed software. A self-hosted solution that enables easy point-and-click mirroring of important repositories for my projects, both in-house and 3rd-party, ensures I won't be bitten by upstream catastrophes. (So far, Microsoft's stewardship has been fine, but always be prepared). It's also a very nice way to host one's own private repos before they're ready for prime-time on github.

        Gogs is written in Go and is easy to install and configure, much more so than GitLab. The only major feature I wish it had is an integrated code review tool.

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        Priit Kaasik
        Priit Kaasik
        Engineering Lead at Katana MRP · | 7 upvotes · 47.8K views
        atKatana MRPKatana MRP
        Sketch
        Sketch
        InVision
        InVision
        Slack
        Slack
        Microsoft Office 365
        Microsoft Office 365
        Jira
        Jira
        GitHub
        GitHub
        Bitbucket
        Bitbucket
        Confluence
        Confluence

        How we ended up choosing Confluence as our internal web / wiki / documentation platform at Katana.

        It happened because we chose Bitbucket over GitHub . We had Katana's first hackaton to assemble and test product engineering platform. It turned out that at that time you could have Bitbucket's private repositories and a team of five people for free - Done!

        This decision led us to using Bitbucket pipelines for CI, Jira for Kanban, and finally, Confluence. We also use Microsoft Office 365 and started with using OneNote, but SharePoint is still a nightmare product to use to collaborate, so OneNote had to go.

        Now, when thinking of the key value of Confluence to Katana then it is Product Requirements Management. We use Page Properties macros, integrations (with Slack , InVision, Sketch etc.) to manage Product Roadmap, flash out Epic and User Stories.

        We ended up with using Confluence because it is the best fit for our current engineering ecosystem.

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        Daniel Quinn
        Daniel Quinn
        Senior Developer at Founders4Schools · | 6 upvotes · 7.3K views
        atThe Paperless ProjectThe Paperless Project
        GitLab
        GitLab
        GitHub
        GitHub

        We use GitHub because it's the default go-to place for the Free software community. Currently, Github is enjoying the network effect: you write code there because everyone writes there code there, so this choice was less of a choice than "what we all end up doing".

        Personally, I prefer GitLab for its bundled-in tools like CI, boards, packaging, and Docker repo, but so long as the vast majority of talented nerds out there are on Github, that's where Paperless will be.

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        GitLab
        GitLab
        Bitbucket
        Bitbucket
        GitHub
        GitHub

        I use GitHub because it's the coolest kid on the block for open source. Searching for repos you need/want is easy.

        Especially with the apache foundation moving their workloads to them, unlimited private repos, and a package registry on the way, they are becoming the one stop shop for open source needs.

        I'm curious to see how the GitHub Sponsors(patreon for developers) plays out, and what it'll do for open source. Hopefully, they design it in a way where it's not abused by big tech to "plant" developers that look like they're building open source when they're actually building proprietary tools.

        Bitbucket GitLab

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        Tom Klein
        Tom Klein
        CEO at Gentlent · | 9 upvotes · 24.6K views
        atGentlentGentlent
        Visual Studio Code
        Visual Studio Code
        npm
        npm
        Varnish
        Varnish
        HAProxy
        HAProxy
        Kubernetes
        Kubernetes
        Docker
        Docker
        GitLab
        GitLab
        GitHub
        GitHub
        Git
        Git

        We're using Git through GitHub for public repositories and GitLab for our private repositories due to its easy to use features. Docker and Kubernetes are a must have for our highly scalable infrastructure complimented by HAProxy with Varnish in front of it. We are using a lot of npm and Visual Studio Code in our development sessions.

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        GitHub
        GitHub
        #Github
        #Repositories
        #GitHubPullRequests
        #GithubIssues
        #Commits
        #Feasible
        #GithubMarket
        #ToolsForGithub
        #Licensing
        #DependencyMonitoring
        #Safe
        #Secure
        #Accessible

        The world we currently live in consists of Jargon technologies and with each passing day a new technology is introduced in the market which serves to improves the life in one or the other way. #Github is one of the splendid Version Control repository management services which has a key component in the software development workflow and has a greater impact on developers life giving valuable essence to utilize the best tools fitted for any product.

        In the last few years, GitHub and GitLab positioned themselves as handy assistants for developers, particularly when working in large teams. I use GitHub because it has overcome my time in maintaining code and product #Repositories. #GitHubPullRequests along side with #GithubIssues have helped me and many moderators like me to keep a track of the #commits done by any number of people around the world.

        People synchronization to various roots of our project repositories has made our product to stand Safe Secure Accessible and #Feasible The newer addition to #GithubMarket and #ToolsForGithub has helped our community to use various in-built applications which provided us to track up with #Documentation, #Licensing #Codebase-Hosting and #DependencyMonitoring

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        Bitbucket
        Bitbucket
        GitLab
        GitLab
        GitHub
        GitHub
        #Githubmarketplace

        A bit difference in GitHub and GitLab though both are Version Control repository management services which provides key component in the software development workflow. A decision of choosing GitHub over GitLab is major leap extension from code management, to deployment and monitoring alongside looking beyond the code base hosting provided best fitted tools for developer communities.

        • Authentication stages - With GitLab you can set and modify people’s permissions according to their role. In GitHub, you can decide if someone gets a read or write access to a repository.
        • Built-In Continuous Integrations - GitLab offers its very own CI for free. No need to use an external CI service. And if you are already used to an external CI, you can obviously integrate with Jenkins, etc whereas GitHub offers various 3rd party integrations – such as Travis CI, CircleCI or Codeship – for running and testing your code. However, there’s no built-in CI solution at the moment.
        • Import/Export Resources - GitLab offers detailed documentation on how to import your data from other vendors – such as GitHub, Bitbucket to GitLab. GitHub, on the other hand, does not offer such detailed documentation for the most common git repositories. However, GitHub offers to use GitHub Importer if you have your source code in Subversion, Mercurial, TFS and others.

        Also when it comes to exporting data, GitLab seems to do a pretty solid job, offering you the ability to export your projects including the following data:

        • Wiki and project repositories
        • Project uploads
        • The configuration including webhooks and services
        • Issues with comments, merge requests with diffs and comments, labels, milestones, snippets, and other project entities.

        GitHub, on the other hand, seems to be more restrictive when it comes to export features of existing GitHub repositories. * Integrations - #githubmarketplace gives you an essence to have multiple and competitive integrations whereas you will find less in the GitLab.

        So go ahead with better understanding.

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        Tassanai Singprom
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        Slack
        BrowserStack
        BrowserStack
        Sentry
        Sentry
        Kibana
        Kibana
        Visual Studio Code
        Visual Studio Code
        npm
        npm
        GitLab
        GitLab
        GitHub
        GitHub
        Git
        Git
        Elasticsearch
        Elasticsearch
        Postman
        Postman
        Google Analytics
        Google Analytics
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        MariaDB
        GraphQL
        GraphQL
        Amazon RDS
        Amazon RDS
        Lumen
        Lumen
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        Laravel
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        Firebase
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        Vue.js
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        Sass
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        Ubuntu
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        Amazon EC2
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        Redis
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        jQuery
        HTML5
        HTML5
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        PHP
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        JavaScript

        This is my stack in Application & Data

        JavaScript PHP HTML5 jQuery Redis Amazon EC2 Ubuntu Sass Vue.js Firebase Laravel Lumen Amazon RDS GraphQL MariaDB

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        Robert Zuber
        Robert Zuber
        CTO at CircleCI · | 5 upvotes · 6K views
        atCircleCICircleCI
        Bitbucket
        Bitbucket
        GitHub
        GitHub
        CircleCI
        CircleCI

        When you interact with CircleCI's web application, all of your requests are hitting the #API hosts. We handle the majority of our authentication via #OAuth from GitHub or Bitbucket. We provide programmatic access to everything exposed in the UI through an API token that you can generate once you have authenticated.

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        Reviews of GitHub and Kallithea
        Avatar of sivakumar-kailasam
        Staff Software Engineer
        Review ofGitHubGitHub

        For starters you can fork a repo, edit it online and send a pull request which is huge if its something very small that you want to commit. The whole pull request system, the UI and the UX are great. If I sent out a pull request that failed on travis CI then all I need to do is fix it in my fork and the original pull request will have these updates as well making it super easy for everyone involved. Overall a great service.

        Review ofGitHubGitHub

        I love GitHub! They provide a completely free service for hosting, storing, and collaborating on code. Seriously, if you aren't using them, go sign up now.

        Review ofGitHubGitHub

        Great collaboration-friendly git repository hosting. Plus integration with all sorts of other stuff, like Travis CI. But the command bar has disappeared...

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        Science
        Review ofGitHubGitHub

        It's the best tools I have ever used.

        How developers use GitHub and Kallithea
        Avatar of Airbnb
        Airbnb uses GitHubGitHub

        "Having a CI server building all commits across all branches was a huge first step, but to make this useful we needed to surface the outcome of these builds. This is where GitHub’s commit status API comes in. Every time our CI server begins a build, it pings GitHub’s commit status endpoint, and every time it completes a build it hits the endpoint again with the outcome. Now every open PR includes a yellow/red/green indicator for the branch in question, with a direct link to the build status page on our CI server. In practice this means more transparency, faster feedback cycles, and a guarantee that every branch merged into master has a passing test suite. This integration has been a huge help in keeping our master branch green, and has thus greatly reduced our deploy times (since engineers aren’t waiting on build failures to be resolved in master)."

        Avatar of Matt Welke
        Matt Welke uses GitHubGitHub

        Pervasive, easy to use Git repo hosting. I host ongoing personal projects privately and my personal blog (via GitHub Pages).

        I also take successful proofs of concept (for example, experimenting with linking AWS Lambda to Heroku Postgres to create a serverless SQL backed web app), and host them as public example repos. These are linked to Dependabot and CircleCI if they have tests so that dependencies can be kept up to date automatically over time and the code using the dependencies can stay fresh over time for example viewers.

        Avatar of yaswanthgoud3235
        yaswanthgoud3235 uses GitHubGitHub

        GitHub is a Web-based Git version control repository hosting service. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. It provides access control and several collaboration features such as bug tracking, feature requests, task management, and wikis for every project

        Avatar of Instacart
        Instacart uses GitHubGitHub

        Yeah, so we use GitHub, and we basically use a variant of continuous deployment where when anyone merges in a feature that they’ve finished with, they ship it immediately, and we bundle it up as a build pack and send it to all of our EC2 servers... Any developer on the team can trigger a build and deploy at any time. So on a given day, we probably deploy 20 or 30 times to prod.

        Avatar of StackShare
        StackShare uses GitHubGitHub

        One thing I really wish GitHub had: Trello-style kanban for Issues. There are a bunch of services and tools that add Kanban to GitHub Issues. But Trello just seems far better. If GitHub had it’s own kanban tool, I’d probably use it. Right now it’s pretty painful to try to tie cards to commits manually (when/if we remember to).

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