Buddy vs. GitHub

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buddy
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Buddy (formerly Springloops) is a SVN/Git source code management tool focused on web development teams. It allows users to code in parallel and share code safely concentrating on results, not on lost changes or overwritten files. With quick deployments, users get rapid collaboration in protected space.
$75
per month
GitHub
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
GitHub is a platform that hosts public and private code and provides software development and collaboration tools. Features include version control, issue tracking, code review, team management, syntax highlighting, etc. Personal plans ($0-50), Organizational plans ($0-200), and Enterprise plans are available.
$4
per month per user
Pricing
BuddyGitHub
Editions & Modules
Free (for freelancers)
$0
per month
On-premises (for teams)
$35
per month per user
Pro (for teams)
$75
per month
Hyper (for teams)
$200
per month
Team
$40
per year per user
Enterprise
$210
per year per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuddyGitHub
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
BuddyGitHub
Top Pros
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Features
BuddyGitHub
Version Control Software Features
Comparison of Version Control Software Features features of Product A and Product B
Buddy
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Ratings
GitHub
5.8
1 Ratings
19% below category average
Branching and Merging00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Version History00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Version Control Collaboration Tools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Pull Requests00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Code Review Tools00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Project Access Control00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Automated Testing Integration00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Issue Tracking Integration00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Branch Protection00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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BuddyGitHub
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Docker
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Git
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
AWS CodePipeline
AWS CodePipeline
Score 9.2 out of 10
Git
Git
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
AWS CodePipeline
AWS CodePipeline
Score 9.2 out of 10
Perforce Helix Core
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Score 6.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
BuddyGitHub
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.3
(122 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(26 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuddyGitHub
Likelihood to Recommend
Buddy (BDY, Sp. z o. o. Sp. k)
Springloops is the best tool for deployment to any environment. Especially, the auto-deployment feature on development servers is essential for the early stages of development. The built-in source control mechanisms are a perfect combination of ease of use and a rich feature set that allows the development team to have an easier and more complete view of each part of the project. A section that is lacking is time tracking - but then this is not the main usage of the service.
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GitHub
GitHub is well suited for software development, GitHub is particularly well suited for software development projects, where teams need to collaborate on code, track changes, and review code changes. Also for open-source projects, GitHub is an ideal platform for open-source projects, where teams of developers from all over the world can collaborate on code and contribute to projects. For documentation, GitHub provides a platform for creating and sharing documentation, making it an ideal solution for teams that need to create and maintain documentation. On small and medium-sized teams GitHub is well suited as those teams that need to collaborate on software projects and track changes to their code.
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Pros
Buddy (BDY, Sp. z o. o. Sp. k)
  • Easy of use - clear user interface
  • Fast deployment to all environments
  • Great combination of source control and project management
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GitHub
  • As a repository it's great. It houses almost all the open-source applications/code that anyone can fork and play with. A huge collection of sample codes available with problem statements across different domains make Github a one-stop location.
  • I use GitHub with Windows and the Git Bash is superb. It [is] a powerful alternative to the Command Prompt and Powershell. Allows me to run shell scripts and UNIX commands inside the terminal [on] a Windows PC.
  • GitHub integration with almost all cloud development/deployment platforms is amazing. Deploying a new application in Azure is really smooth. Just link the GitHub repositories and it's good to go. From automatic build to deployment everything is just amazing.
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Cons
Buddy (BDY, Sp. z o. o. Sp. k)
  • We would love to have a more flexible management for resources (users, storage)
  • More advanced web hooks would be a plus
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GitHub
  • When browsing history of a file, GitHub could make it easier to see the file after a particular commit instead of just being able to quickly view the commit. I'd like to be able to see the commit or the file itself in one click.
  • I would like to be able to view commits by user.
  • I would love to be able to traverse code on GitHub (go to definition, etc) - the good news here is that they are working on these features!
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Likelihood to Renew
Buddy (BDY, Sp. z o. o. Sp. k)
Apart from being a great versioning control system Springloops offers the options to automatically deploy code to multiple systems. This feature alone is a determining factor to renew Springloops over and over again. Another important factor is that it offers a full set of tools that help the team during the development cycle. No switching between time-tracking to project management. This is a real time-saver.
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GitHub
GitHub's ease of use and continued investment into the Developer Experience have made it the de facto tool for our engineers to manage software changes. With new features that continue to come out, we have been able to consolidate several other SaaS solutions and reduce the number of tools required for each engineer to perform their job responsibilities.
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Usability
Buddy (BDY, Sp. z o. o. Sp. k)
Easy to use, automatic deployments, comments on projects are only a few factors. Multiple servers per project is another must-have feature. User permissions and rights offer granular control on access to the system
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GitHub
- Easy to use compared to other version control software. UI interface makes it easy to use, as well as protects against making a major mistake by deleting code, etc. - UI looks modern. - Support for multiple platforms, which I assume will only get better with time. - Student benefits are awesome! - The size limitations on their repositories make sense to me. Not too crazy but realistic from a business perspective.
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Support Rating
Buddy (BDY, Sp. z o. o. Sp. k)
I rarely use it but when I need it the team is there. During the initial steps of Springloops, I had close contact with one of the founders. He provided support to me over Skype! He didn't have to but he did. We had a couple of long talks about some issues I was facing. He has there regardless of time. It was a great experience
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GitHub
It's a testament to how easy it is to use GitHub and how many others use it that you can pretty much find the answer to any problem you have by searching online. Consequently, I've never needed to use their support. It's an incredibly easy tool to set up initially, so it won't require much onboarding expertise to get started.
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Alternatives Considered
Buddy (BDY, Sp. z o. o. Sp. k)
Springloops has a built-in feature that is lacking from Bitbucket (at least on the out-of-the-box functionality). Deployment of projects to various servers/development stages. The process is so easy and painless that even remote servers can act as local environments. This is a feature that differentiates Springloops from other solutions that require other tools to perform the same task.
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GitHub
At the time to evaluation - Bitbucket was very tightly integrated into Atlassian’s suite of tools. For an organization that is starting out and looking to spend limited funds effectively - the cost/benefit of using that suite of tools usually doesn’t make sense. Granted things may have changed since then (its been over 5 years) - but at the time GitHub was effective - and all prospective engineers knew about it and already had accounts. This made it very easy to add to the organization and not lose time in training, etc. Developers seem to really love GitHub above most other tools out there - so that plays into the decision making as well.
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Return on Investment
Buddy (BDY, Sp. z o. o. Sp. k)
  • A total time saver - just commit changes and Springloops can handle the deployments
  • Total control of source code and commits - you never have to think about those things again
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GitHub
  • Github has increased our rate of code development, increasing our publishing rate. This helps bring attention to the research we are doing and ultimately brings in more funding for further research.
  • Because GitHub makes my team more efficient, we are able to put more hours into code development / report writing rather than agonizing over different versions of code created without version control software.
  • We use a paid version of GitHub, because we work through private repositories, but the increase in productivity, efficiency, and research progress is definitely worth the price.
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