CodePlex Alternatives

    CodePlex is described as 'is Microsoft's open source project hosting web site. Start a new project, join an existing one, or download software created by the community' and is an website in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to CodePlex, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is GitHub, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to CodePlex are GitLab (Freemium, Open Source), Bitbucket (Freemium), SourceForge (Free) and Redmine (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 11, 2019

    1. GitHub is a web-based hosting service for projects that use the Git revision control system. It is written in Ruby on Rails by Logical Awesome developers Chris Wanstrath, PJ Hyett, and Tom Preston-Werner.
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      Almost everyone thinks GitHub is a great alternative to CodePlex.
    2. Web-based git repository management with wiki, code reviews, issue-tracking and CI/CD pipeline.
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      Almost everyone thinks GitLab is a great alternative to CodePlex.


    3. Code collaboration version control. Offers hosted (freemium) for limited (5) users, and a commercial self-hosted for a subscription. Free licenses are available for qualified open source projects, nonprofits, and classrooms.
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    4. SourceForge empowers open source developers to create powerful software and share it with the world. They also feature a business software comparison directory that lists over 50,000 software titles.
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      It's not an application but a website.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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    5. Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Go (Programming Language)
      • Cloudron
      The easiest, fastest, and most painless way of setting up a self-hosted Git service. With Go, this can be done with an independent binary distribution across ALL platforms that Go supports, including Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and ARM. Also has been forked as...
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    6. Trusted by 11,000+ businesses, JIRA is the leading bug tracking, issue tracking and project management tool.
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    7. Launchpad is a collaboration and Bazaar code hosting platform for (primarily open-source) software projects.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Scala
      GitBucket is the easily installable open-source GitHub clone written with Scala. It provides GitHub like UI and features such as Git repository hosting via HTTP and SSH, repository viewer, issues, wiki and pull request.
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • Online
      • BSD
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      • Visual Studio Code
      • IntelliJ IDEA
      • Sublime Text
      • Atom
      • Firefox
      Powerful, instant code search across all your code: * Search in files and diffs using simple terms, regular expressions, and other filters. * Syncs repositories with your code host and supports searching any commit/branch, with no indexing delay.
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