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Alternatives to Git Flow

Git, pre-commit, hub, Atlassian Stash, and Diff So Fancy are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Git Flow.
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What is Git Flow and what are its top alternatives?

It provides excellent command line help and output. It is a merge based solution. It doesn't rebase feature branches.
Git Flow is a tool in the Git Tools category of a tech stack.
Git Flow is an open source tool with 2.3K GitHub stars and 586 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Git Flow's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Git Flow

  • Git
    Git

    Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. ...

  • pre-commit
    pre-commit

    pre-commit checks your code for errors before you commit it. pre-commit is configurable. ...

  • hub
    hub

    hub is a command line tool that wraps git in order to extend it with extra features and commands that make working with GitHub easier. ...

  • Atlassian Stash
    Atlassian Stash

    It is a centralized solution to manage Git repositories behind the firewall. Streamlined for small agile teams, powerful enough for large organizations. ...

  • Diff So Fancy
    Diff So Fancy

    diff-so-fancy builds on the good-lookin' output of git contrib's diff-highlight to upgrade your diffs' appearances. ...

  • TortoiseGit
    TortoiseGit

    It is a Git revision control client, implemented as a Windows shell extension and based on TortoiseSVN. It is free software released under the GNU General Public License. ...

  • Git-Repo
    Git-Repo

    Control your remote git hosting services from the git commandline. The usage is very simple. ...

  • GitHub Desktop
    GitHub Desktop

    It is an open-source multi-platform GUI Git client designed for working with GitHub repositories. Focus on what matters instead of fighting with Git. Whether you're new to Git or a seasoned user, it simplifies your development workflow. ...

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Git

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    Distributed version control system
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    Efficient branching and merging
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    Fast
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    Open source
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    Better than svn
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    Great command-line application
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    Simple
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    Free
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    Easy to use
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    Does not require server
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    Distributed
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    Small & Fast
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    Feature based workflow
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    Staging Area
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    Most wide-spread VSC
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    Disposable Experimentation
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    Role-based codelines
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    Frictionless Context Switching
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    Data Assurance
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    Efficient
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    Just awesome
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    Easy branching and merging
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    Github integration
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    Possible to lose history and commits
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    Compatible
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    Flexible
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    Team Integration
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    Light
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    Easy
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    Fast, scalable, distributed revision control system
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    Rebase supported natively; reflog; access to plumbing
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    Flexible, easy, Safe, and fast
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    CLI is great, but the GUI tools are awesome
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    It's what you do
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CONS OF GIT
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    Hard to learn
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    Inconsistent command line interface
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    Easy to lose uncommitted work
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    Worst documentation ever possibly made
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    Awful merge handling
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    Unexistent preventive security flows
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    Rebase hell
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    When --force is disabled, cannot rebase
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    Ironically even die-hard supporters screw up badly

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Simon Reymann
Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 29 upvotes · 4.4M views

Our whole DevOps stack consists of the following tools:

  • GitHub (incl. GitHub Pages/Markdown for Documentation, GettingStarted and HowTo's) for collaborative review and code management tool
  • Respectively Git as revision control system
  • SourceTree as Git GUI
  • Visual Studio Code as IDE
  • CircleCI for continuous integration (automatize development process)
  • Prettier / TSLint / ESLint as code linter
  • SonarQube as quality gate
  • Docker as container management (incl. Docker Compose for multi-container application management)
  • VirtualBox for operating system simulation tests
  • Kubernetes as cluster management for docker containers
  • Heroku for deploying in test environments
  • nginx as web server (preferably used as facade server in production environment)
  • SSLMate (using OpenSSL) for certificate management
  • Amazon EC2 (incl. Amazon S3) for deploying in stage (production-like) and production environments
  • PostgreSQL as preferred database system
  • Redis as preferred in-memory database/store (great for caching)

The main reason we have chosen Kubernetes over Docker Swarm is related to the following artifacts:

  • Key features: Easy and flexible installation, Clear dashboard, Great scaling operations, Monitoring is an integral part, Great load balancing concepts, Monitors the condition and ensures compensation in the event of failure.
  • Applications: An application can be deployed using a combination of pods, deployments, and services (or micro-services).
  • Functionality: Kubernetes as a complex installation and setup process, but it not as limited as Docker Swarm.
  • Monitoring: It supports multiple versions of logging and monitoring when the services are deployed within the cluster (Elasticsearch/Kibana (ELK), Heapster/Grafana, Sysdig cloud integration).
  • Scalability: All-in-one framework for distributed systems.
  • Other Benefits: Kubernetes is backed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), huge community among container orchestration tools, it is an open source and modular tool that works with any OS.
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Ali Soueidan
Creative Web Developer at Ali Soueidan · | 18 upvotes · 889.2K views

Application and Data: Since my personal website ( https://alisoueidan.com ) is a SPA I've chosen to use Vue.js, as a framework to create it. After a short skeptical phase I immediately felt in love with the single file component concept! I also used vuex for state management, which makes working with several components, which are communicating with each other even more fun and convenient to use. Of course, using Vue requires using JavaScript as well, since it is the basis of it.

For markup and style, I used Pug and Sass, since they’re the perfect match to me. I love the clean and strict syntax of both of them and even more that their structure is almost similar. Also, both of them come with an expanded functionality such as mixins, loops and so on related to their “siblings” (HTML and CSS). Both of them require nesting and prevent untidy code, which can be a huge advantage when working in teams. I used JSON to store data (since the data quantity on my website is moderate) – JSON works also good in combo with Pug, using for loops, based on the JSON Objects for example.

To send my contact form I used PHP, since sending emails using PHP is still relatively convenient, simple and easy done.

DevOps: Of course, I used Git to do my version management (which I even do in smaller projects like my website just have an additional backup of my code). On top of that I used GitHub since it now supports private repository for free accounts (which I am using for my own). I use Babel to use ES6 functionality such as arrow functions and so on, and still don’t losing cross browser compatibility.

Side note: I used npm for package management. 🎉

*Business Tools: * I use Asana to organize my project. This is a big advantage to me, even if I work alone, since “private” projects can get interrupted for some time. By using Asana I still know (even after month of not touching a project) what I’ve done, on which task I was at last working on and what still is to do. Working in Teams (for enterprise I’d take on Jira instead) of course Asana is a Tool which I really love to use as well. All the graphics on my website are SVG which I have created with Adobe Illustrator and adjusted within the SVG code or by using JavaScript or CSS (SASS).

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pre-commit

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      hub

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      Wraps Git with extra features that make working with GitHub easier (by GitHub)
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        Atlassian Stash

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        Centralized solution to manage Git repositories
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            Diff So Fancy

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            Make Git diffs look good
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            PROS OF DIFF SO FANCY
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              Cool
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              Beautiful default style
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              Easy setup
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              Brew install recipe for simple Mac installation
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              Unobtrusive, you can however configure it to be default
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              TortoiseGit

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              The Power of Git in a Windows Shell
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                Turns Explorer into a git client
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                Git-Repo

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                Manage Gitlab, GitHub and Bitbucket from the command line
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                    GitHub Desktop

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                    An open-source multi-platform GUI Git client designed for working with GitHub repositories
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