Comparing GitClear to Code Climate
A March 2024 analysis including pricing, screenshots, and data
GitClear and Code Climate are the two longest-running companies working at Developer Analytics. Both companies began development in 2016, but in the years since, the companies have increasingly diverged in their vision for how developer metrics can create a better engineering culture.
Similarities between Code Climate and GitClear
Thousands of engineering managers rely on each product
Both companies treat data security as priority #1
Both tell stories by matching git history to issue tracking signals
A few reasons customers choose GitClear
1. Flexible, product-driven pricing
A sales-driven company is more expensive than a product-driven company. This makes GitClear a more appealing option for companies sensitive to annual costs.
2. Developer-powered vs. Manager-powered
GitClear bills itself as "the most developer-friendly analytics tool," and it requires that developers grant permission to those who want to filter on their individual stats. No other Developer Analytics tool gives developers control over who views their data.
Every developer has dealt with a Bad Manager at some point in their career, so the burden is on the tool to prove that those managers won't use it against the creators. Several pages of Code Climate promote the comparison of individuals based on metrics of debatable value.
3. Pinpoint Tech Debt
4. Perfect for developer self-optimization
5. Empirically validated
5.5 Rapid setup, no process changes
To reap the full benefit of Code Climate Velocity requires training a team to participate in a specific regimen that allows the software to generate data.
In contrast, GitClear was built to "Just Work™️". You log in, choose which repos to import, optionally connect to Jira, and wait a few hours. No credit card or no sales demo necessary. Once you see your data through GitClear, you'll realize why we grew more than 4x in 2021 alone.