GitHub

RATING:

4.8

(5907)

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...

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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

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

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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 5,862 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

User Profile

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).

LOAI

Computer Software, 1 employee

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed January 2024

I am a github user on daily basis and just wow.

It is the best thing to have ever happened to any programmer.

PROS

I like how I could literally just get anything that is open source.

CONS

I think more instructions would have been nicer, I was deploying a website on the github.io and the thing is their instructions are so brief it is un-understandable, and you would need someone to explain it to you, and I hope for in the future to have the ability to deploy dynamic things on github.io because I use react and I can't deploy that project there.

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

Charles Boampong

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed November 2023

Perfect Hosting and Collaboration Tool for Developers with external Version Control features

The interface is extremely user-friendly, making it easy to navigate and contribute during collaboration, and most importantly, it's very standard and can handle very large projects and communities.

PROS

Honestly, GitHub has been one of my greatest motivations as a software engineer for a number of reasons such as its remote repository feature which allows multiple developers to easily collaborate and work on the same project to achieve great results.

CONS

Though GitHub offers free repositories of public project, some of the advanced features are paid.

Reason for choosing GitHub

After trying both of them for a couple of weeks, I fell in love with GitHub.