GitHub

RATING:

4.8

(6040)

About GitHub

GitHub is a project management and code sharing platform that allows users to share their codes with others and create/iterate using collective intelligence. The software can be used for different kinds of coding assignments including personal, open-source and business codes. It is available both on-premise and via cloud-based deployment. Users can save all versions of their code and collaborate with other users by inviting them or tagging them with @mentions. Developers can join communities wherein they can follow open-source projects, leverage already-created codes for experiments, make suggestions and contribute to a project. All the contributions in open-source projects are recorded in developers’ profiles. Businesses of all sizes use GitHub as an integrat...

GitHub Pricing

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

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GitHub Reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for GitHub

1 - 5 of 5,984 Reviews

Andrew

Education Management, 51 - 200 employees

Used unspecified

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

Reviewed April 2021

GitHub Review: Great software service for a version control system

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Christopher

Verified reviewer

Research, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed April 2023

Industry standard in source control and more

A valuable service providing a number of tools for productive collaboration and management of source code. For academics, it's a no brainer to use GitHub with their educational offerings to help prepare your students for the industry.

PROS

GitHub provides a single service where source code control, documentation, issue tracking, and more are possible. All of these aspects are well integrated and can even reference lines from the source from different commits. Pricing for academics is extremely generous.

CONS

There's not much to not like in GitHub. It does a lot of things well. Some little things can be improved like better user administration and creating a way for users to sign-up for your organization rather than inviting a user to join your organization.

Reasons for switching to GitHub

We were in fact running GitLab on the premises but we were tired of administrating it. GitHub offered a cloud solution that was very economical for us (free for academics).

Anonymous

201-500 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed June 2024

A Surprising Win & A Versatile Tool for Web Management

Overall, my experience with GitHub has been positive. It's streamlined our development process for custom JavaScript and Python work, making our code management more efficient and reliable. The ability to collaborate seamlessly has been especially beneficial during periods of remote work. However, there's a learning phase, and its utility varies depending on the task at hand. For heavy coding days, it's indispensable. For quick WordPress updates, it can feel like overkill.

PROS

As a web manager with two years of experience in Indonesia's hospitality and F&B industry, I primarily use WordPress that uses JavaScript and sometimes I made my own Python scripts. GitHub's version control has been a standout feature for me. It eliminates the need for multiple file versions and allows easy rollbacks when errors occur. The collaboration features are excellent, especially when working with team members across different Indonesian cities. Additionally, the vast GitHub community and its open-source projects have been invaluable resources, offering solutions that we can adapt to our local market.

CONS

The initial learning curve with Git terminology and workflows was challenging, particularly for team members more versed in hospitality than coding. Onboarding took longer than anticipated. While GitHub excels for managing code, it's less intuitive for non-code assets like restaurant menu designs or hotel brochures, which are crucial in our industry. Lastly, for simple WordPress theme tweaks, GitHub can sometimes feel overly complex.

Lallchand

Defense & Space, 10,000+ employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed November 2021

GitHub review

Very good , use for source control

PROS

It stores all revisions , has a good tracking system, used by various companies

CONS

Everything is command line and sometimes don’t remember all the commands

Reasons for switching to GitHub

Easy to use and cost

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Tommy

Verified reviewer

Computer Software, 2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2024

GitHub is one of the tools you just need

Works great, high quality and never loose any work. Check in often in busy collaborative environments, otherwise use the merge tools, no biggie.

PROS

It works. Fast and on Mac OS, Windows and Linux. Integrated nicely into both Visual Studio Code (PC, Mac) and Visual Studio (PC). Code compare. Merge. No problems.

CONS

It starts to eat disk space and 50Gbyte gone the other day. Some more integrated cleaning would be great.

Reason for choosing GitHub

Actually, we're using both and GitHub is kind of the basis for both.