Google Cloud Source Repositories is Their GitHub Competitor
Coders reading this will be glad to know that Google’s Cloud Platform now offers its very own alternative to GitHub which they call Google Cloud Source Repositories.
The product went into beta pretty silently some time ago; this slow and silent approach shows that the search engine giant is aware of the tough competition it will have to face from other products like Bitbucket and GitHub.
So what exactly are they offering to win over the coders? Well, you have got private Git Repositories right on the cloud platform and they are “fully featured,” here are some of the highlights that they are boasting off right now:
- Fully-featured private Git repositories hosted on Google Cloud Platform
- Connect a Cloud Source Repository to a hosted repository on GitHub or Bitbucket
- Use source code editor to browse and view repository files by branch, commit and tag. Make quick edits to files and commit them to the repository, all without leaving the Google Developers Console
- Google Cloud Debugger lets you inspect the state of Java applications running on Google Compute Engine and App Engine
- Highly-replicated backend storage systems distributed geographically
- Free hosting of up to 500 MB of storage
Letting the service be used as a remote for other Git repositories is definitely one way of luring in users slowly. They are not, however, the only aspiring players; there is Amazon Web Services and there also is Microsoft Azure.
Could their Cloud Source Repositories become the go to destination that gives you an all-in-one package?