Gitpod vs GitHub Codespaces

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

Ready in a flash

Gitpod removes long init and build times by continuously pre-building workspaces for your project. Thereby it allows you to start coding or debugging immediately, from any context, at any time.

Compared start-up time until ready-to-code for Last verified 25 Sep 2020.

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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