Gitpod vs GitHub Codespaces

Gitpod is the faster, more resource-efficient, open-source platform that integrates with your individual stack.

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https://github.com/gitpod-io/vscode . Last verified 25 Sep 2020.

Ready in a flash

Gitpod removes long init and build times by continuously pre-building workspaces for your project. Thereby it allows you to start coding or debugging immediately, from any context, at any time.

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Price comparison for a developer working 5h per day, 21 per month with 8 core CPUs and 12GB RAM. Last verified 3 Sep 2021. Sources: Gitpod, GitHub Codespaces .

Resource Efficient

Instead of running on expensive VMs, Gitpod provisions secure containers and achieves best-in-class resource-efficiency with scalable workspaces running on shared high-powered cloud servers. Helping our planet 🌱.

Gitpod

Pricing (Hosted)
Free for Open-Source
Free Tier
50h per month
License
Open Source
Availability
Everyone
GitHub Integration
Yes
GitLab Integration
Yes
Bitbucket Integration
Yes
Self-Host on GKE
Yes
Self-Host on EKS
Yes
Self-Host on AKS
Yes
Self-Host on Kubernetes
Yes
Prebuilds
Yes
Snapshots
Yes
VS Code Extensions
Yes
iPad Support
Yes
Virtual Desktop (VNC)
Yes
Desktop VS Code
Yes
Multi-IDE Support
Yes

GitHub
Codespaces

Pricing (Hosted)
$$$
Free Tier
No
License
Proprietary
Availability
Teams, Enterprise
GitHub Integration
Yes
GitLab Integration
No
Bitbucket Integration
No
Self-Host on GKE
No
Self-Host on EKS
No
Self-Host on AKS
No
Self-Host on Kubernetes
No
Prebuilds
No
Snapshots
No
VS Code Extensions
Yes
iPad Support
Yes
Virtual Desktop (VNC)
Yes
Desktop VS Code
Yes
Multi-IDE Support
No

Disclaimer: All information, prices, and data were last verified on Sept. 3, 2021. To report any incorrect or outdated information, please contact us.

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Open-Source

Gitpod puts developers' interest first and thereby guarantees full transparency and flexibility. Integrate, don't dictate.

  • ✓ Host Gitpod yourself on GKE, EKS, AKS or self-managed Kubernetes
  • ✓ Contribute to Gitpod and build customizations yourself
  • ✓ Works just as smoothly with GitHub, GitLab and Bitbucket

Automation-first

Simply add your build command into a .gitpod.yml file and let Gitpod do the heavy-lifting. Once you’ve experienced the freedom of ephemeral workspaces, you’ll never want to go back to long-lived, manually-maintained environments.

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Code in a carbon-neutral workspace

Not only is Gitpod more resource-efficient but it also runs on 100% carbon-neutral cloud servers (GCP). All the power, with a lower cost to our planet.

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