About GitHub

GitHub is a place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over a million people use GitHub to build amazing things together. With the collaborative features of GitHub.com, desktop and mobile apps, and GitHub Enterprise, the development platform helps individuals and teams to write better code, faster.

From open source to business, users can host and review code, manage projects, and build software alongside millions of other developers. GitHub brings teams together to work through problems, move ideas forward, and learn from each other along the way. On GitHub, lightweight code review tools are built into every pull request.

Teams can create review processes that improve the quality of code and fit neatly into the workflow. Project managers and developers can coordinate, track, and update their work in one place, so projects stay transparent and on schedule. Users can fine tune the process as the team changes, update tools as technologies shift, and find new ways to work better.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of GitHub

  • Every repository on GitHub comes with the tools needed to manage your project. Open to the community for public projects – secured for private projects.

  • GitHub keeps your public and private code available, secure, and backed up. Stop hoarding code on your hard drive; it takes less than a minute to push code up to GitHub and start collaborating with others...

  • It doesn’t matter if you prefer to use the command line git client, a tool like hg-git, or a graphical application like SmartGit— we’re dedicated to helping you collaborate easily and securely.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil , Belarus, Canada, Switzerland, China, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Egypt, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Croatia, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iraq, Iceland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Mexico, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, South Africa

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    Not provided by vendor

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of GitHub: 43

    • @mentions
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Application Security
    • Authentication Software
    • Automated Testing
    • Backlog Management
    • Bug Tracking Software
    • Bug/Issue Capture
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Continuous Deployment
    • Continuous Integration Software
    • Dashboard Software
    • Data Import/Export
    • Debugging
    • Feedback Management
    • For Creative Agencies
    • For Developers
    • For Small Businesses
    • Graphical User Interface
    • Integrated Development Environment
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Language Scanning
    • Multiple Projects
    • Project Management Software
    • Projections
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Reporting/Project Tracking
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • SSL Security
    • Search/Filter
    • Source Control
    • Source-Code Scanning
    • Task Management Software
    • Task Progress Tracking
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Ticket Management
    • Version Control
    • Vulnerability Scanning
    • Web-based Deployment
    • Wiki

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5
    (5,484)
    Value for Money
    4.6/5
    Features
    4.7/5
    Ease of Use
    4.4/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.4/5

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    Lankit
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    core pillar 💪 of whole developer community

    Reviewed on 09/11/2022

    I use GitHub every day on my all project to develop separate features in a single project simultaneo...

    I use GitHub every day on my all project to develop separate features in a single project simultaneously without them bottlenecking to each other.

    Pros

    VCS and it's being free for all basic needs, from the smallest firms to IT behemoths, everyone uses GitHub.

    Cons

    the learning curve may seem steep if someone wants to do advance pull requests and forking.

    Alternatives Considered

    Bitbucket

    Reasons for Choosing GitHub

    I wanted to try CI/CD with a simple React project but I found out it's basically private GitHub without all the experience that the OG has, so simply moved back to Github.

    Switched From

    AWS CodeCommit

    Reasons for Switching to GitHub

    GitHub is industry leader when it comes to handle Version Control System
    HansOlivier
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support Software
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The code versionning standard

    Reviewed on 17/11/2022

    I have used GitHub personally and never had any problems. I also used it professionally and every...

    I have used GitHub personally and never had any problems. I also used it professionally and every time something came up, I knew with high confidence that my coworker or myself messed up and that it was not the software's fault. All of my code versioning with GitHub was used on teams with less than ten members.

    Pros

    The entire code versioning tool is so easy to use and does every branch operation with visual clarity. It implements git quite easily, especially with a RSA key.

    Cons

    There is no real issue with GitHub. It does exactly what it is supposed to be doing. I could say that I had a few difficulties learning the concept of versioning when first using it.

    Alternatives Considered

    GitLab, Jenkins, and Bitbucket

    Reasons for Choosing GitHub

    GitHub was simply a more elegant and free solution for my needs. BitBucket was a more appropriate ressource for a bigger business, as it included in Atlassian. However, it is marginaly more expensive. GitLab also has the same cost issues. As for Jenkins, I simply felt that it was slower to reach roi.

    Switched From

    GitLab, Jenkins, and Bitbucket

    Reasons for Switching to GitHub

    GitHub was simply a more elegant and free solution for my needs. BitBucket was a more appropriate ressource for a bigger business, as it included in Atlassian. However, it is marginaly more expensive. GitLab also has the same cost issues. As for Jenkins, I simply felt that it was slower to reach roi.
    Anurag
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support Software
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    GitHub review

    Reviewed on 25/09/2022

    it has been pretty amazing , all our artifacts are moved to GitHub even excel files, source to...

    it has been pretty amazing , all our artifacts are moved to GitHub even excel files, source to target mapping document.

    Pros

    its user friendly , easily accessible as a desktop software , command line version is cool.

    Cons

    its a bit slow , the GitHub desktop version, and cloning repo fails every now and then. I always need to re-clone to get the objects from the repo.

    Verified Reviewer
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support Software
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best software for Tech companies

    Reviewed on 20/09/2022

    I'm very happy with the product, since we have been using it everyday, the amount of new bugs has...

    I'm very happy with the product, since we have been using it everyday, the amount of new bugs has decreased a lot, and we can track more efficiently the work inside a sprint and at the end of it.

    Pros

    It's very easy to integrate with other software that the company already use it. For example, we use Discord to communicate between coworkers, and thanks to the Github bot integrated in it, there's a message each time someone approved a Pull request or Closed an important Issue. Also, with his integrated CI/CD, we can now upload a new version of the app and even testing it, so the final user can have a very good experience without major flaws.

    Cons

    I wish that Github can have a better use to link Issues and Pull Requests, it's very interactive but there are time that I forget to link some Issue and it's a little frustrating to have some unlinked Issues after a sprint.

    Alternatives Considered

    GitLab and Bitbucket

    Reasons for Choosing GitHub

    We need it to integrate some CI/CD to increase the quality of our product, Bitbucket have the feature but it's complicate and also a little expensive compared to Github.

    Switched From

    Bitbucket

    Reasons for Switching to GitHub

    Because of the CI/CD and the project management option that we are currently using.
    Jerome
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support Software
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    GitHub - The standard for Git repos in the Cloud

    Reviewed on 07/11/2022

    I started with GitHub's free option as a trial and it went so well, we just kept using it.

    I started with GitHub's free option as a trial and it went so well, we just kept using it.

    Pros

    GitHub continues to improve with tools focused on helping developers. The base account that is free offers tons of features. When you are ready to test out the paid features, the value is there as well. I like that it is an optional upgrade since not every organization needs them.

    Cons

    When someone says 'GitHub can do it', it is getting harder to know if it is GitHub Free or one of the paid options. If you aren't following GitHub's releases, you can get left behind quite quickly.

    Alternatives Considered

    GitLab and Bitbucket

    Switched From

    Apache Subversion

    Reasons for Switching to GitHub

    GitHub's free option satisfied the need and nailed the features we were using. Once trying it, we didn't look any further.
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    GitHub FAQs

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    GitHub offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Free (Basics for teams and developers) $0 per month Team (Advanced collaboration and support for teams): $4 per user / month Enterprise (Security, compliance, and flexible deployment for enterprises): $21 per user/month

    GitHub has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    GitHub supports the following languages:

    English

    GitHub supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    GitHub integrates with the following applications:

    Pivotal Tracker

    GitHub offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software

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