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Jira vs ZenHub: 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 ZenHub? Agile Project Management inside GitHub. ZenHub is a lightweight browser extension that adds a powerful set of features directly into GitHub's UI.

Jira belongs to "Issue Tracking" category of the tech stack, while ZenHub can be primarily classified under "Kanban for GitHub Issues".

"Powerful" is the top reason why over 294 developers like Jira, while over 71 developers mention "Don't have to leave github" as the leading cause for choosing ZenHub.

According to the StackShare community, Jira has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2090 company stacks & 1470 developers stacks; compared to ZenHub, which is listed in 50 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.

Decisions about Jira and ZenHub
Jakub Olan
Node.js Software Engineer · | 17 upvotes · 224.4K 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 · 193.6K 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 ZenHub
  • 306
    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
    Easy Workflow Configuration
  • 38
    Great customization
  • 26
    REST API
  • 11
    Great Agile Management tool
  • 7
    Integrates with virtually everything
  • 6
    Confluence
  • 3
    Sentry Issues Integration
  • 2
    Complicated
  • 74
    Don't have to leave github
  • 53
    No context switching, use github for everything
  • 38
    Fast and effective team support
  • 36
    Github integration
  • 33
    The board makes easier to prioritize
  • 30
    It's all about that +1
  • 20
    Fair pricing model
  • 14
    Burndown charts right in github
  • 5
    Intuitive
  • 4
    Slack integration
  • 1
    Guidelines about Agile

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Cons of Jira
Cons of ZenHub
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    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 ZenHub?

    ZenHub powers agile development and product roadmapping for some of the world's most innovative teams. It's a better way to manage your GitHub Issues, Multi-repo Boards, Epics, and reports -- all without ever leaving GitHub. Experience data

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    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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