Comparing GitClear to Waydev
A September 2023 analysis including pricing, screenshots, and data
GitClear and Waydev are two of the most widely adopted companies working on Developer Analytics. While both companies connect to similar data sources (GitHub, Jira, Bitbucket), the two are at odds on the question of "How can developer metrics be used to create a better engineering culture?"
A few reasons customers choose GitClear
1. Flexible, product-driven pricing
|10 developers||50 developers||100 developers||Per developer||100 developers on prem|
|$90 /month||$450 /month||$900 /month||$9 /month||$2,900 /month|
|$374 /month||$1,870 /month||$3,740 /month||$37 /month||
Too expensive to publish
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.
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 Waydev 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.
The Waydev security breach of 2020
As reported by Zdnet and others, Waydev suffered a security intrusion that compromised some users GitHub and GitLab access tokens. As published on July 27, 2020:
Waydev, an analytics platform used by software companies, has disclosed a security breach earlier this month. The company says that hackers broke into its platform and stole GitHub and GitLab OAuth tokens from its internal database. Waydev CEO and co-founder Alex Circei told ZDNet today in a phone call that hackers used a blind SQL injection vulnerability to gain access to its database, from where they stole GitHub and GitLab OAuth tokens.
Threats are the only constant when running services that hold information perceived as useful to external actors. In the worst cases, an upstream breach can have consequences for the company's downstream customers:
To their credit, Waydev's follow-up actions suggest to us that they learned from this experience. Though a full technical postmortem of how the hack was perpetuated and how it was discovered has not yet been published.