A source code repository is a file archive and web hosting facility where a large amount of source code, for software or for web pages, is kept, either publicly or privately. They are often used by open-source software projects and other multi-developer projects to handle various versions.
They help developers submit patches of code in an organized fashion. Often these web sites support version control, bug tracking, release management, mailing lists, and wiki-based documentation.
Here we’ve listed out best 7 source code hosting resources which are as follows:
Bitbucket is a web-based version control repository hosting service owned by Atlassian, for source code and development projects that use either Mercurial or Git revision control systems. Bitbucket offers both commercial plans and free accounts which is free upto 5 users with unlimited public and private repositories along with 1GB file storage.
Bitbucket standard plan starts from $2/user/month wheres premium plan starts from $5/user/month.
Codebase is a software project management tool with Git, Mercurial & Subversion hosting, and an array of tools for software development teams. Codebase also offers a powerful API allowing you to easily work with all the data stored in your account.
You can even manage repositories, tickets, discussions, users, projects and more.
GitHub is a web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features.
Read More: Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion
Unfuddle is the world’s best full-stack software project management tool which brings together the best of bug and issue tracking, git and Subversion hosting and collaboration tools. Whether your agile team is developing games, mobile apps, or is doing client-driven website development, Unfuddle will always help bring your projects to LIFE.
GitLab is a web-based Git-repository manager with wiki and issue-tracking features, using an open-source license, developed by GitLab Inc. Recently Gitlab announced that the Ultimate/Gold will be free for educational institutes and open source projects.
SourceForge is a Web-based service that offers software developers a centralized online location to control and manage free and open-source software projects. It provides a source code repository, bug tracking, mirroring of downloads for load balancing, a wiki for documentation, developer and user mailing lists, user-support forums, user-written reviews and ratings, a news bulletin, micro-blog for publishing project updates, and other features.
Launchpad is a web application and website that allows users to develop and maintain software, particularly open-source software. It is developed and maintained by Canonical Ltd.
As of June 2018, the Launchpad repository hosts more than 40,000 projects.