Gitlab is a git-based source code hosting service similar to Github. What makes it superior to Github is that it is free/open source and can be self-hosted by you or your company.

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Gitlab also has a lot of features that are better designed than Github. The latest version of Gitlab offers a Kanban board for an overview of issues that are being worked on. The user interface is simpler to work with.

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Gitlab allows users to import repositories from other services such as:

  • Github
  • Bitbucket
  • Google Code
  • Fogbugz
  • any other git repository from any URL

I’ve been looking for a replacement to Github because they have been moving slower than before in adding features and the user interface isn’t that great, I also prefer being able to self-host as much software as possible and being able to contribute back to the source code if I choose to.

If your company is looking for an alternative to Github, look no further because Gitlab is awesome and easy to work with.

 

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