IT:AD:Version Control System (VCS)


Version Control Systems are a category of software tools that help a software team manage changes to source code over time.

Version Control Systems keeps track of every modification to the code in a special kind of database.

If a mistake is made, developers can turn back the clock and compare earlier versions of the code to help fix the mistake while minimizing disruption to all team members.

Feature VSTSGitHubBitBucketGitLabNotes
Open Source - - - x Bitbucket offers source code if self hosting.
Free Public Repositories - x x x Git, GitLab are unlimited. BitBucket allows only teams of 5.
Free Private Repositories - - x x GitLab is unlimited.
Public Repositories - x x x
Self Hosted x x x x
Fork / Clone Repositories - x x
Pull request x
Code review x
Inline editing x
Issue tracking x
Markdown support - x x
Two factor authentications x
Advanced permission managementx x
Hosted static web pages -
Feature rich API x x
Snippets - x
3rd party integrations x