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Pros
"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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"ClearCase integrates well with other engineering tools and frameworks such as the Eclipse environment."

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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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"The protection needs to be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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 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 »
Top Answer: ClearCase integrates well with other engineering tools and frameworks such as the Eclipse environment.
Top Answer: This is an expensive product and the price could be reduced. The protection needs to be improved.
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2nd
out of 14 in Version Control
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3,186
Comparisons
2,396
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.8
7th
out of 14 in Version Control
Views
1,709
Comparisons
1,454
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
269
Rating
8.0
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Overview
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.

IBM Rational ClearCase is an enterprise-grade configuration management system that provides controlled access to software assets, including requirements, design documents, models, test plans and test results. It be can be integrated with other IBM solutions, including IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational ClearQuest, IBM Rational Asset Manager and IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software.

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Dominion Enterprises, NASA, Braintree, SAP, CyberAgent
Atos SE, FEI, STM
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider22%
Computer Software Company20%
Media Company11%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company21%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government10%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise58%
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GitHub is ranked 2nd in Version Control with 9 reviews while IBM Rational ClearCase is ranked 7th in Version Control with 1 review. GitHub is rated 8.8, while IBM Rational ClearCase is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of GitHub writes "Good technical support and highly scalable but the licensing is challenging". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Rational ClearCase writes "Highly reliable, easy to use, and it integrates well with other engineering tools". GitHub is most compared with Atlassian SourceTree, AWS CodeCommit, Helix Core, Apache Subversion and Bitbucket, whereas IBM Rational ClearCase is most compared with IBM Rational ClearQuest, Git, Bitbucket, HCL Compass and Atlassian SourceTree.

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