Atlassian BitBucket vs GitHub

Australian firm Atlassian are best known for their suite of productivity enhancing software like JIRA for issue tracking and Confluence for making team collaboration far easier.

But when it comes to real world utility, BitBucket is Atlassian’s answer to GitHub.

Git makes it easy to track versions, collaborate with team members and compare code revisions. But you need to pay to keep your repositories on GitHub private.

BitBucket offers up to 5 private repos and what I think is a nicer user interface.

While collaboration and open source is wonderful, in the real world there are some code repositories better kept private – like that killer app you’re working on.

Until I integrate one of my repos with JIRA & Confluence I’ll be using BitBucket instead of GitHub.