Gitpod vs GitHub Codespaces

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

Your environment, your tools, your craft

Gitpod works out of the box with your favourite JetBrains IDEs and VS Code. Give your team the power to choose their own tools and avoid being locked in to a single vendor.

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 🌱.

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.

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Gitpod puts developers' interest first and seemlessly integrates with your existing tools & workflows.

  • Host Gitpod yourself on GCP, AWS, Azure or self-managed Kubernetes
  • Contribute to Gitpod and build your own customizations
  • Works just as smoothly with GitHub, GitLab and Bitbucket


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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