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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the ability to fix a broken repository merge."

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"The most valuable feature is help offered by the community for open-source projects.""The Projects Tab, which shows you the todo list and the progress for projects, is very helpful.""The most valuable feature is the source code management. It's very helpful and it's a great product.""The features that I have found most valuable are that it can support you for most of the road map and it can automate some tasks which works really well with collaboration with the teams. They are really interested in how they organize the history of the code itself which is good.""We've found the technical support to be very helpful.""The product has a very user-friendly interface and user-friendly security.""It has a lot of features from the code development perspective. You get a lot of features such as repo, commit, merge, and branch. You can play around and do things on the fly. It is easy and simple to deploy. It is also easier to use when working from home.""GitHub provides good time reduction and this is what I value the most."

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Cons
"For everyday use, I am more comfortable using the command line interface, rather than using SourceTree."

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"The ticketing system is not working.""I would like to see integration with Slack such that all of the changes made in GitHub are reflected there.""If you are uploading or cloning a large file, with more than 25 megs, it's pretty slow.""The project management sector really needs some improvement for GitHub. I don't know if GitHub made sense for me as a project manager.""If it had all of the end-to-end integration, then we probably wouldn't have any doubts about what we have installed. However, at this point, we're still trying to figure out how to use it end-to-end.""There is a bit of a learning curve.""It is currently only from the development perspective. It doesn't have features related to project management and testing. It is not like Azure. So, there is a lot of room for improvement. It is a version control product, and it would be good if they can come up with a complete DevOps product.""The security point should be addressed in the next release and scaling is also an issue."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"There is a fee for using SourceTree."

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"The private repositories are free, which is very good.""It is open-source. There is no license for GitHub.""The price of this solution is reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the ability to fix a broken repository merge.
Top Answer: For everyday use, I am more comfortable using the command line interface, rather than using SourceTree. The way our system works for software deployment, having to install this product is… more »
Top Answer: The product has a very user-friendly interface and user-friendly security.
Top Answer: I personally use the free version. the company has the enterprise version of the solution. I'm not a part of the licensing process internally and therefore do not have details in regards to how much… more »
Top Answer: There is a bit of a learning curve. At first, you'll have to do some searching online to figure out how to perform or reverse certain actions. When we have new team members, they tend to send you a… more »
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out of 14 in Version Control
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8.0
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out of 14 in Version Control
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3,280
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.8
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Overview
Atlassian SourceTree SourceTree, A fully-featured GUI that offers an efficient, consistent development process right out of the box, a Git and Mercurial desktop client. SourceTree supports Git LFS, allowing teams to track large assets in one single place. The Smart branching with SourceTree and Git-flow is keeping repositories clean and development efficient. SourceTree allows you to search for and clone remote repositories within its simple user interface. It provides Search for commits, file changes, and branches right, interactive rebase tool and Submodules making life easier when managing projects, their dependencies, and other project groupings.
GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service. It offers all of the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. Unlike Git, which is strictly a command-line tool, GitHub provides a Web-based graphical interface and desktop as well as mobile integration. It also provides access control and several collaboration features such as bug tracking, feature requests, task management, and wikis for every project.
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Sample Customers
Facebook, NASA, Cisco, eBay, Redfin, Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, Gilt, CSIRO, Autodesk, The Daily Telegraph, CODE, Illumnia,
Dominion Enterprises, NASA, Braintree, SAP, CyberAgent
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company22%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider21%
Computer Software Company19%
Media Company10%
Manufacturing Company6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise58%
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Atlassian SourceTree is ranked 4th in Version Control with 1 review while GitHub is ranked 2nd in Version Control with 9 reviews. Atlassian SourceTree is rated 8.0, while GitHub is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Atlassian SourceTree writes "User-friendly, easy to scale, and it helps to fix problems with our code repository". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GitHub writes "Good technical support and highly scalable but the licensing is challenging". Atlassian SourceTree is most compared with Bitbucket, Git, Bitbucket Server, Helix Core and AWS CodeCommit, whereas GitHub is most compared with AWS CodeCommit, Bitbucket, Helix Core, Apache Subversion and IBM Rational ClearCase.

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