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Decision Kit
Decision Kit

Version Control & Collaboration Comparison

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GitLab vs. GitHub Solutions to Common Technical Decision Maker (TDM) Problems

TDM Problem The DevOps Solution GitLab GitHub
Automatically synchronize assets across different SCM providers? EXTERNAL REPO MIRRORING 💚
Mirror branches, tags, and commits between GitLab and external repositories which is automatically updated.
⚠ Requires Plugins (Actions) which increases security risk and introduces technical support gaps.
Meet development requirements for SCM scalability and availability? HORIZONTAL SCALING & PERFORMANCE TUNING 💚
GitLab Application components can scale out horizontally and run on separate nodes. GitLab offers performance monitoring and tuning of the GitLab Instance
⚠ Supports vertical scale only which Creates Bottleneck. No support for performance tuning.
Facilitate easy collaboration with designers? DESIGN MANAGEMENT 💚
Upload design assets to GitLab issues and keep them stored in one single place, giving product designers, product managers, and engineers a way to collaborate on designs over one single source of truth.
⚠ Creates collaboration barriers between designers and extended team members

GitLab Source Code Management Capabilities Missing in GitHub

GitLab Capability Features
Easily create, import and export projects Import feature set (GitHub, Bitbucket, Google Code, FogBugz, Gitea and from any git URL)
Create projects with Git Push
Create new branches from issues
Export projects to external systems
Instance File Templates (.gitignore, .dockerfile, .license etc.)
Code Review capability tailored for large development teams Multiple approvers in code review,
Approval rules for code review,
Inline commenting and discussion resolution
Model and manage large, complex projects and teams Subgroups within Groups to manage large projects, Group File Templates (templates at the group level to drive standardization), Group drop-down in navigation to easily find groups,
Increased development velocity Web IDE to resolve feedback, fix failing tests, review changes, Web Terminal for Web IDE
Broader support for repo types Mono Repos, Conan (C++), Go, Composter (PHP), PyPI (Python), RPM (Linux), Debian (Linux)
Broader support for repo types Mono Repos, Conan (C++), Go, Composter (PHP), PyPI (Python), RPM (Linux), Debian (Linux)

GitLab Isssue Management Capabilities Missing in GitHub

GitLab Capability Features
Plan, measure and
track complete development lifecycle
from plan to deployment
Issue Weights, Milestones, Issue Due Dates, Time Tracking, Burndown Charts, Project Issue Board
Reference and
maintain issues across multiple projects
, automate issue management
Move Issues to other projects, Related Issues, Mark issues as duplicate, Configurable Issue Closing Pattern, Quick Actions, To-Do List