Pluralsight finally put the final nail in GitPrime's coffin via an email, sent earlier this week:
GitPrime's final email 😵
So what are the best options for customers, given this change?
For many it will be irrelevant, since GitPrime worked hard to secure long-term contracts so that customers won't be departing en masse. But, for those that managed to stay month-to-month, this is a natural time to consider alternatives. It's quite possible that "new GitPrime" will be applying constant pressure to subscribe to the Pluralsight Skills tutorial platform.
If this change leads customers to wonder how the competitive choices have changed since when they first subscribed to GitPrime, there's good news. We've been putting in extra time during the past month to catalog how GitPrime's competitors stack up as of early 2020. The result of our efforts were the following three articles. The first two of them work to minimize bias against any particular data provider.
Synopsis: A 10 minute article that uses "Metric Maps" to compare latter day GitPrime's features to their biggest competitors. Provides comparative pricing while attempting to make clear the best of what each competing platform offers.
Synopsis: Reviews the software metrics that annoy developers most. Spoiler: they're some of the headline metrics used by GitPrime. Polluted data sources should give savvy users pause.
Synopsis: A lighter 5-bullet rundown of some advantages that GitClear has over GitPrime (now Pluralsight Flow). This one doesn't spend time reviewing the benefits of GitPrime, it's more of a puff piece. 😎
Pluralsight has been a very successful company thus far, and it is possible that GitPrime continues to improve under their umbrella. We'll be excited to see what comes next along with the rest of the data enthusiasts. 🍿 It might be something that helps move the industry forward.
But, it also might be worse than what came before. The bad-case scenario for customers will be if the transition into a bona fide Enterprise Software Company means a corresponding transition into greater opacity on pricing and processing methodology. This would be a pretty typical move for a company as it "scales up." Let's hope common sense prevails and they don't go full "Please contact a sales representative to learn more about pricing" on us.
We'll keep our content updated as this situation evolves. Bookmark the links above if you'd like to check back on how the changeover impacts customer experiences.