GitHub

GitHub

Social coding & collaborative development platform

4.8/5 (2687 reviews)

GitHub Overview

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
US$7.00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and 5 others, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa

Supported Languages

English

GitHub Reviews

Overall rating
4.8/5
99% positive reviews
2086
Excellent
562
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37
Average
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Sven B.

The #1 code hosting solution

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 18/09/2019
Review Source: Capterra

We have been using it for code hosting for both private and public projects for several years, issue tracking etc not so much (mainly because the tracker is quite basic). As GitHub is using git underlying it can be accessed via any git compatible client out in the wild - so there are tons of ways to choose from suiting every developers needs.

Github provides many hooks for third party tools, so pushes can trigger all sorts of things like CI builds or posts in your company Slack. Automation and integration is dead simple and super flexible.

The company itself is really developer friendly, and you can sense that they are using GitHub themselves. Hosting of open source projects is free and their support and documentation are very helpful.

Availability is high - one of the most important reasons when choosing a code hosting service.

Pros

- high availability
- built-in code review, wiki, issue tracker, artifact hosting (private beta)
- great third-party tool integration
- automate everything
- uses git
- developer friendly company
- free for open source projects
- mature

Cons

- issue tracker could be more sophisticated
- new features could be developed more rapidly (although this has improved recently)
- native apps are not up-to-par with competitors, but luckily there are many free alternatives
- was bought by Microsoft, I personally would have liked to see them stay independent

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Ankush K.

Github Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/09/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I use it almost every hour every day and so far I'm glad I've switched from bitbucket to this.

Pros

Usage is well documented like cloning repository using ssh, create a branch, create a repository, etc. Reviewing PR interface is great. You've option to mark the files you've reviewed which is really helpful for gigantic pull requests. Easy integration with IDE like Intellij/Eclipse and you can push your changes directly from the IDEs.
Features like squash/merge from UI are really great and saves a lot of time. Jira integration of pull requests is awesome.

Cons

Very limited private repositories for free users, it should give an option like this number of lines of code for the private repository as a limit rather than not providing or limited private repositories.
It sometime might get complicated for new users while working on same codebase at the same time like stuck between merge conflicts, rebase issues etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Alex T.

Highly Intuitive GIT Hosting Solution with a Ridiculous Amount of Community Support

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 25/08/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The best part of this software, in my opinion, has to be the repository insights that comes with the pro version and above. These insights have proven to be extremely valuable when managing larger-scale projects with multiple developers working on the projects. Not only is our project management team able to get live updates on the progress of the project with each commit, but our team is also able to hold each other accountable by seeing their progress via the progress tracking feature and individual commits. Another notable mention for Github is their desktop GUI. This is such an incredibly easy tool to use and it makes the entire GIT experience much easier to understand and maneuver.

Cons

The one issue i had with this software is the repo search functionality. This part of the software can be confusing to learn to be effective with and it takes some time to be proficient with, which can be a hassle for some of our newer members of our project management team.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Youness M.

Feedback about Github & Comparison with Gitlab

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 13/08/2019
Review Source: Capterra

A great software !
Very useful, necessary, and i have been using it in our organization for many years, even that we are using Gitlab for most of our projects.

Pros

Very sofisticated, today it gives us more freedom and we are able to use private repositories.
Github is the reference of version controls, and we are using it every day ( in our organization, and as well with a couple of open source products ).

Cons

Sometimes it's confusing, I love the simplicity of Gitlab, but it's not really a full comparison, both softwares have their own pros and cons. But i find that Github is sometimes confusing, and the options and how to do simple things are hidden.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Trabelsi H.

Best version control system

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 24/07/2019
Review Source: Capterra

We have switched to GitHub enterprise and we realized how it was become easy to browse repository, share and contribute to projects things that wasn’t possible before.

Pros

As a web developer GitHub is built to work perfectly with web projects.it has a lot of features:
It’s easy to setup project and add contributors to it.
PR system is very complete and it’s easy to follow and request changes from contributors, you can also integrate third party tools to enhance the pull request validation mechanism.
GitHub pages make your life easier to deploy your application (mostly the app documentation) by just creating a doc folder in the repo without any extra server setup.

These are the features that l’m using daily but GitHub have much more than that (gists,issues tracker,wiki,..) I can spend days talking about it but if you’re looking for a git repository service GitHub is the best choice.

Cons

I didn’t notice any major cons except the learning curve especially if you come from other environment like Svn or TFS.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

GitHub Pricing

Starting from
US$7.00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Developer: $7 per month

Team: $9 per user / month

Business:
$21 per user / month, Hosted on GitHub.com
$21 per user / month, GitHub Enterprise (Sold in packs of 10 users and billed annually.)

Free plans available.

GitHub Features

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Monitoring
  • SSL Security
  • Third Party Integration

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Integration
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for GitHub

Key features of GitHub

  • @mentions
  • Approximately 6 million hosted git repositories
  • Assignees
  • Built-in review tools
  • Code hosting
  • Code review
  • Collaboration
  • Conversations
  • Documentation
  • GitHub Pages
  • Give feedback
  • Graphical representation of branches
  • Integrated issue and bug tracking
  • Integrations
  • Milestones
  • Project management
  • Propose changes
  • Protect branches
  • Set community guidelines
  • Social coding
  • Team and user permissions
  • Team management
  • Track and assign tasks
  • Wikis

Benefits

  • 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.

  • GitHub FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for GitHub.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does GitHub offer?

    GitHub offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$7.00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Developer: $7 per month

    Team: $9 per user / month

    Business:
    $21 per user / month, Hosted on GitHub.com
    $21 per user / month, GitHub Enterprise (Sold in packs of 10 users and billed annually.)

    Free plans available.

    Q. What are the main features of GitHub?

    GitHub offers the following features:

    • @mentions
    • Approximately 6 million hosted git repositories
    • Assignees
    • Built-in review tools
    • Code hosting
    • Code review
    • Collaboration
    • Conversations
    • Documentation
    • GitHub Pages
    • Give feedback
    • Graphical representation of branches
    • Integrated issue and bug tracking
    • Integrations
    • Milestones
    • Project management
    • Propose changes
    • Protect branches
    • Set community guidelines
    • Social coding
    • Team and user permissions
    • Team management
    • Track and assign tasks
    • Wikis

    Q. Who are the typical users of GitHub?

    GitHub has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does GitHub support?

    GitHub supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does GitHub offer?

    GitHub has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does GitHub support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices GitHub supports

    Q. What other apps does GitHub integrate with?

    GitHub integrates with the following applications:

    Bitium, Cube, HipChat, JIRA Software, LeanKit, Planbox Work, SpiraPlan, SpiraTeam, Yodiz, Zoho BugTracker

    Q. What level of support does GitHub offer?

    GitHub offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials