Gerrit vs Github: for code review and codebase management
Sure, Github wins on the UI. Hands down. But, despite my initial annoyance with Gerrit when I first started using it almost a year ago, I am now a convert. Fully. Let me tell you why.
Note: This is an opinionated (on purpose) piece. I assume your preferences are like mine on certain ideas, such as:
- Fast-forward submits to the target branch are better than allowing merge commits to the target branch. The reason I personally prefer this is that, even if a non-conflicting merge to the target branch is possible, the fact that the review/pull request is not up to date with the latest on the target branch means feature branch test suite runs in the CI pipeline reporting on the review/PR may not be accurate. Another minor point is that forced merge commits are annoying as fuck (opinion) and clutter up Git log histories unnecessarily and I prefer clean histories.
- Atomic/related changes all in one commit is something worth striving for. Having your dev