External Review References
These are some of the sources we've used to compare GitLab and Assembla
Gitea - Alternative to GitLab and GitHub
Sure you CAN use git without a web UI, We had that at work for a while and it was not a good experience at all compared to using gitlab which we have now and we now have so many features that let us get things done faster.
GitHub Alternatives (Free, Paid, Self-Hosted)
GitLab statistics shows that a lot of repos have been imported from GitHub in past few hours.
7 Best GitHub Alternatives
GitLab’s sub-motto seems to be “Better than GitHub”, ironic for a project that is itself hosted on Github. One if its unique features is that you can install GitLab onto your own server. This gives you the option of using GitLab on a custom domain as well as with a custom host. GitLab also claims to handle large files and repositories better than GitHub. GitLab also lets...
12 Best JIRA Alternatives in 2019
Assembla is a younger platform than JIRA but offers a broader range of functionality in its core product like git hosting, code deployment, agile tools, time tracking.
6 JIRA Alternatives for Your Dev Team
Assembla offers many functions right out-of-the-box that JIRA requires as an add-on, including subversion and git hosting, code deployment, agile tools, time tracking, and social media-style collaboration (message boards, @mentions, activity stream). The greatest irony is that Assembla is actually less expensive.