Bugzilla vs GitLab: What are the differences?
Developers describe Bugzilla as "Server software designed to help you manage software development". Bugzilla is a "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System". Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. Most commercial defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous licensing fees. Despite being "free", Bugzilla has many features its expensive counterparts lack. On the other hand, GitLab is detailed as "Open source self-hosted Git management software". GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.
Bugzilla and GitLab are primarily classified as "Issue Tracking" and "Code Collaboration & Version Control" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Bugzilla are:
- Optimized database structure for increased performance and scalability
- Excellent security to protect confidentiality
- Advanced query tool that can remember your searches
On the other hand, GitLab provides the following key features:
- Manage git repositories with fine grained access controls that keep your code secure
- Perform code reviews and enhance collaboration with merge requests
- Each project can also have an issue tracker and a wiki
GitLab is an open source tool with 20.1K GitHub stars and 5.33K GitHub forks. Here's a link to GitLab's open source repository on GitHub.
Alibaba.com, trivago, and Avocode are some of the popular companies that use GitLab, whereas Bugzilla is used by Wikipedia, Grooveshark, and Mozilla. GitLab has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1234 company stacks & 1479 developers stacks; compared to Bugzilla, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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