Bitbucket: Bitbucket is the repository management tool that is specially built for expert teams and professionals. It is also called as Git repository management software and is a central hub for handling all the Git repository. Uses of Bitbucket are access control, workflow control, pull request, and integration for full rest API.
Following are some features of Bitbucket:
- Allows to have unlimited private repository.
- History view with branch comparison.
- Manages branch permissions explicitly and allows the developer to restrict the branch access.
- Supports Git Large File Storage (LFS) to reduce the clone time.
- Allows third party API support with deep integration with Trello.
GitHub: GitHub is a repository hosting service tool that features collaboration and access control. GitHub is designed for the developers and to help them track their changes into a project through the repository. It is a platform for programmers to fix bugs together and host open-source projects.
Following are some features of GitHub:
- Specifies milestone and labels to the projects.
- Comparison view between branches.
- GitHub Pages allows us to publish and host websites within GitHub.
- Syntax highlight feature.
- It allows third-party API integrations for bug tracking and cloud hosting.
Below is a table of differences between Bitbucket and GitHub:
|Developed by||Bitbucket was developed by Jesper Noehr.||GitHub was developed by Chris Wanstrath, Tom Preston-Werner, P. J. Hyett, and Scott Chacon.|
|Version Control Systems||It supports Mercurial and Git.||It supports only Git.|
|Public Repository||It allows users to have multiple free repository.||It allows users to have unlimited free repository.|
|Private Repository||Bitbucket allows users to have free private repository but with maximum of five collaborators.||GitHub allows users to have free private repository but with maximum of three collaborators.|
|Navigation||Bitbucket has no feature for navigation.||GitHub allows user to navigate usability.|
|Project Analysis||Bitbucket allows developers to visualize the analysis with charts||GitHub doesn’t have this feature yet but they can check the commit history.|