GitHub Overview

GitHub is the #2 ranked solution of our top Version Control tools. It is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, and is most often compared to Atlassian SourceTree: GitHub vs Atlassian SourceTree

What is GitHub?
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.
GitHub Buyer's Guide

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GitHub Customers
Dominion Enterprises, NASA, Braintree, SAP, CyberAgent
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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about GitHub pricing:
  • "The private repositories are free, which is very good."

GitHub Reviews

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Mykola Pelyp
DevOps - CoE Critical Services at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Mar 8, 2020
Git Hooks and SSH keys are useful, and storing projects in private repositories is free

What is our primary use case?

We use GitHub for versioning and to provide a place on the cloud to store code so that people can work on it together.

Pros and Cons

  • "The Projects Tab, which shows you the todo list and the progress for projects, is very helpful."
  • "I would like to see integration with Slack such that all of the changes made in GitHub are reflected there."

What other advice do I have?

GitHub is definitely a platform that I recommend people use. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
nilihz
Enterprise Architect at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
Mar 8, 2020
Stable solution for version control and source code management

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for version control and source code management.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the source code management. It's very helpful and it's a great product."
  • "If you are uploading or cloning a large file, with more than 25 megs, it's pretty slow."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to organizations that are looking for a platform to manage source code. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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Omark
Department Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Leaderboard
Aug 13, 2019
Good community support for open-source projects, but needs support for CICD

What is our primary use case?

Some of the people in my team use this solution for version control of personal projects.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is help offered by the community for open-source projects."
  • "The ticketing system is not working."

What other advice do I have?

This is a good solution, but it really needs support for CICD. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.