GitHub vs Sonatype Nexus

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GitHub vs Sonatype Nexus: 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, Sonatype Nexus is detailed as "The world's best way to organize, store, and distribute software components". Deliver better, safer software even faster with software supply chain automation.

GitHub belongs to "Code Collaboration & Version Control" category of the tech stack, while Sonatype Nexus can be primarily classified under "Java Build Tools".

Sonatype Nexus is an open source tool with 527 GitHub stars and 237 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Sonatype Nexus's open source repository on GitHub.

Airbnb, Netflix, and Medium are some of the popular companies that use GitHub, whereas Sonatype Nexus is used by MIT, Auto Trader, and Smart.Biz. GitHub has a broader approval, being mentioned in 4714 company stacks & 6100 developers stacks; compared to Sonatype Nexus, which is listed in 49 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

Decisions about GitHub and Sonatype Nexus
Weverton Timoteo

Do you review your Pull/Merge Request before assigning Reviewers?

If you work in a team opening a Pull Request (or Merge Request) looks appropriate. However, have you ever thought about opening a Pull/Merge Request when working by yourself? Here's a checklist of things you can review in your own:

  • Pick the correct target branch
  • Make Drafts explicit
  • Name things properly
  • Ask help for tools
  • Remove the noise
  • Fetch necessary data
  • Understand Mergeability
  • Pass the message
  • Add screenshots
  • Be found in the future
  • Comment inline in your changes

Read the blog post for more detailed explanation for each item :D

What else do you review before asking for code review?

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Weverton Timoteo

Using an inclusive language is crucial for fostering a diverse culture. Git has changed the naming conventions to be more language-inclusive, and so you should change. Our development tools, like GitHub and GitLab, already supports the change.

SourceLevel deals very nicely with repositories that changed the master branch to a more appropriate word. Besides, you can use the grep linter the look for exclusive terms contained in the source code.

As the inclusive language gap may happen in other aspects of our lives, have you already thought about them?

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Weverton Timoteo

One of the magic tricks git performs is the ability to rewrite log history. You can do it in many ways, but git rebase -i is the one I most use. With this command, It’s possible to switch commits order, remove a commit, squash two or more commits, or edit, for instance.

It’s particularly useful to run it before opening a pull request. It allows developers to “clean up” the mess and organize commits before submitting to review. If you follow the practice 3 and 4, then the list of commits should look very similar to a task list. It should reveal the rationale you had, telling the story of how you end up with that final code.

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Pros of GitHub
Pros of Sonatype Nexus
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    Open source friendly
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    Easy source control
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    Nice UI
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    Great for team collaboration
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    Easy setup
  • 494
    Issue tracker
  • 477
    Great community
  • 474
    Remote team collaboration
  • 443
    Great way to share
  • 435
    Pull request and features planning
  • 138
    Just works
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    Integrated in many tools
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    Free Public Repos
  • 105
    Github Gists
  • 102
    Github pages
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    Easy to find repos
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    Open source
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    Easy to find projects
  • 56
    Network effect
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    It's free
  • 46
    Extensive API
  • 42
    Organizations
  • 41
    Branching
  • 33
    Developer Profiles
  • 31
    Git Powered Wikis
  • 29
    Great for collaboration
  • 22
    It's fun
  • 22
    Community SDK involvement
  • 21
    Clean interface and good integrations
  • 18
    Learn from others source code
  • 14
    Because: Git
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    It integrates directly with Azure
  • 13
    Wide acceptance
  • 9
    Standard in Open Source collab
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    Newsfeed
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    Large community
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    It integrates directly with Hipchat
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    Fast
  • 7
    Beautiful user experience
  • 6
    Cloud SCM
  • 6
    Easy to discover new code libraries
  • 5
    Nice API
  • 5
    It's awesome
  • 5
    Integrations
  • 5
    Graphs
  • 5
    Smooth integration
  • 4
    Reliable
  • 4
    Remarkable uptime
  • 4
    Hands down best online Git service available
  • 3
    Uses GIT
  • 3
    Version Control
  • 3
    Easy to use and collaborate with others
  • 3
    Quick Onboarding
  • 3
    Free HTML hosting
  • 3
    Loved by developers
  • 3
    CI Integration
  • 3
    Security options
  • 3
    Unlimited Public Repos at no cost
  • 3
    Simple but powerful
  • 2
    Nice to use
  • 1
    Beautiful
  • 1
    Free HTML hostings
  • 1
    Self Hosted
  • 1
    All in one development service
  • 1
    Ci
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Issues tracker
  • 1
    IAM integration
  • 1
    IAM
  • 1
    Easy deployment via SSH
  • 1
    Good tools support
  • 1
    Easy source control and everything is backed up
  • 1
    Leads the copycats
  • 1
    Never dethroned
  • 1
    Easy and efficient maintainance of the projects
  • 1
    Free private repos
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    Cons of GitHub
    Cons of Sonatype Nexus
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      Owned by micrcosoft
    • 36
      Expensive for lone developers that want private repos
    • 14
      Relatively slow product/feature release cadence
    • 9
      API scoping could be better
    • 8
      Only 3 collaborators for private repos
    • 3
      Limited featureset for issue management
    • 2
      GitHub Packages does not support SNAPSHOT versions
    • 1
      No multilingual interface
    • 1
      Takes a long time to commit
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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 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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      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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