Free Unlimited Private Repositories (3 Collaborators) @ GitHub

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If you don't know what this is, then you don't need it sorry.

For those who missed the memo, Microsoft bought GitHub late last year, and have now upped their free plan to be unlimited private repositories (something GitHub has never done) with 3 Collaborators.

Good chance to downgrade your Pro account.

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  • +4 votes

    always free & unlimited in GitLab

    • +15 votes

      For sure. And BitBucket.

      A lot of people already have a Pro account with a couple of private repo's so here's a bargain to downgrade!

  • +10 votes

    First time i read the title, i read it as free Suppositories 😳

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP. +1.

  • +4 votes

    Been using BitBucket for years now for free,and upto 5 developers/collaborators.
    But this is a good deal if you want to keep your private repo on GitHub

  • +3 votes

    I don't know what it is but maybe I might need it one day so better to get now while it's free…

  • +3 votes

    Genuine question from a graduate software engineer, is there much benefit in using a version control host other than GitHub? GitHub is all we were exposed to during uni, so that’s what I use now. Is the experience fairly similar using other hosts?

    • +5 votes

      the mechanics of using Git as source control should be the same across the various providers (BitBucket, GitHub, etc) so I wouldn't be too stressed if you start a new job and they're using something other than GitHub. the Merge / Push / Pull workflows will be the same

    • +5 votes

      Snr Dev here - they are more or less equivalent from what I've experienced, but the fact that BB allows up to 5 developers on the free plan (vs 3) makes it superior to GH IMHO. You never know when you might get more Devs.

    • +1 vote

      Before this GH did not offer private repos for free. Even now I have more than 3 still, which I can do on BB for free. Not that I wouldn't be willing to pay something if I had to, but BB is already free. So this was more important than anything else for me.

      They're all the same Git anyway. You don't do too much on GitHub anyway, the exception is Pull Requests which isn't a part of Git but I don't need them at the moment on BB so I don't know too much about them (have used them more on GH).

      YMMV, not everyone has a need for private repos. But for me, using them as just a remote Git repo (and cloud backup if you like), they're all interchangeable.

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      I was never a big fan of GitHub, always found the UI and navigation a bit clunky. As others have mentioned, up to 5 users free in BitBucket (and the interface is a bit nicer), we use it at work and it's ok. My preference was always git under Visual Studio Online/VSTS (now Azure DevOps), which also has some really great CI/CD stuff you can also use for free, again up to 5 users is free with unlimited repositories… and storage.

  • +2 votes

    I goggled it. Learnt something today.

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    Does it automatically apply to already free accounts?

  • +2 votes

    "If you don't know what this is, then you don't need it" … you do realise this is Ozbargain? Having a need for something free has never been a criteria. :)

  • +1 vote

    If you have a project that you need to work privately first and later public, I think this offer suits better than BB.

  • +4 votes

    It's also worth trying Azure DevOps if you haven't already.
    http://dev.azure.com

    Unlimited private repos, up to 5 users, and it has some other nice stuff that GitLab does such as CI/CD, Kanban boards etc.
    One of the nice things compared to GitLab if you're still building Windows stuff is they have Windows build agents in their CI/CD so you don't need to use Mono like you would with GitLab.

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    Nice.. didn’t knew that

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    perfect timing, I'm pretty sure my student account will expire soon

  • +2 votes

    Finally can give away my apps source codes to Microsoft

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