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Jira vs waffle.io: What are the differences?

What is Jira? The #1 software development tool used by agile teams to plan, track, and release great software. Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster..

What is waffle.io? Simple project management for your GitHub issues, free for open source. Track priority and rank for your GitHub issues across multiple repositories. Automatically see issues moved across a board for you, when you open pull requests or create branches.

Jira can be classified as a tool in the "Issue Tracking" category, while waffle.io is grouped under "Kanban for GitHub Issues".

"Powerful" is the top reason why over 294 developers like Jira, while over 41 developers mention "Tight integration with github issues" as the leading cause for choosing waffle.io.

According to the StackShare community, Jira has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2090 company stacks & 1470 developers stacks; compared to waffle.io, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.

Decisions about Jira and waffle.io
Jakub Olan
Node.js Software Engineer · | 17 upvotes · 262.4K views
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Last time we shared there information about our decision about using YouTrack over Jira actually we found much better solution that our team have loved. Linear is a minimalistic issue tracker that integrates well with Sentry, GitHub, Slack and Figma which are our basic tools. I would like to recommend checking out Linear as a potential alternative to "heavy" issue trackers, maybe at enterprises that may not work but when we're a startup that works awesome!

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Jakub Olan
Node.js Software Engineer · | 4 upvotes · 224.1K views

YouTrack feels much more lightweight than Jira and additionally have all of features that Jira have, of course lacks at some analytics features, but it's more powerful at permission management and agile workflow. Additionally YouTrack have awesome integration with other JetBrains products such as incoming JetBrains Space and all other IDEs such as GoLand.

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Pros of Jira
Pros of waffle.io
  • 307
    Powerful
  • 253
    Flexible
  • 148
    Easy separation of projects
  • 113
    Run in the cloud
  • 105
    Code integration
  • 57
    Easy to use
  • 51
    Run on your own
  • 38
    Great customization
  • 38
    Easy Workflow Configuration
  • 26
    REST API
  • 11
    Great Agile Management tool
  • 7
    Integrates with virtually everything
  • 6
    Confluence
  • 3
    Sentry Issues Integration
  • 2
    Complicated
  • 42
    Tight integration with github issues
  • 32
    “done” column, closes the github issue automatically
  • 27
    Clean ui
  • 26
    Easy to integrate
  • 14
    Slack integration
  • 10
    Assign a card to a milestone
  • 10
    Always view pull requests as separate issue cards
  • 7
    Waffle story card
  • 6
    Todoist integration
  • 2
    Travis Integration
  • 2
    Use Waffle's "Connect" Keyword to Connect PR's to Issue
  • 2
    Grouping issues with Pull Requests
  • 1
    Flowdoc Integration
  • 1
    Trello Integration
  • 1
    Bitbucket Integration
  • 1
    GitLab Integration

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Cons of Jira
Cons of waffle.io
  • 8
    Rather expensive
  • 5
    Large memory requirement
  • 2
    Slow
  • 1
    Cloud or Datacenter only
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    What is Jira?

    Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work. Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster.

    What is waffle.io?

    Track priority and rank for your GitHub issues across multiple repositories. Automatically see issues moved across a board for you, when you open pull requests or create branches.

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    What are some alternatives to Jira and waffle.io?
    Trello
    Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.
    Asana
    Asana is the easiest way for teams to track their work. From tasks and projects to conversations and dashboards, Asana enables teams to move work from start to finish--and get results. Available at asana.com and on iOS & Android.
    Confluence
    Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.
    Redmine
    Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using the Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.
    Bugzilla
    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.
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