Stefan Jibrail Froelich - 2016-04-18 20:40:10
If bitbucket does nothing, it totally beats github when it comes to pricing.
Why pay per repo when I can pay per dev. And I get I think 5? for free.
Now, the ability to integrate with Jira, Confluence and Bamboo is great too (awesome profucts) but don't have free versions that I know of.
Finally, mercurial support ensures that when I do decide to change over, I can do so seamlessly, but who cares when I use SourceTree (Atlassian's Source control client).
The truth is, if github had a similar pricing model, I'd go with them.
Why? The interface. Simple. My freelance projects just need a simple management and I don't need all the fine grained features of Bitbucket just yet.
Don't get me wrong. Bitbucket is awesome and Github has its issues (pub intended), but the interface is complex to navigate. I think this is due to it being so flexible and allowing you to go as granular as possible. It's more Enterprisey to be honest.
When I was researching for my day job company, I decided on bitbucket cos it satisfied all the requirements and some more.
As previously mentioned, Jira et al are awesome tools, but they don't come for free, so that's not really a good think unless you're have the money to spend.
Also, github has an awesome student developer programme which grants freebies but has an approval process that can be tedious. https://education.github.com/pack