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 integrated tool for code development.
Alex T. Branche: Marketing & Werbung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
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.
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.
Ankit P. Branche: Bildungsmanagement Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Overall, I would say that everyone who has a team of developers working on a product and require collaboration should definitely use this product. After the acquisition by Microsoft, I am very hopeful of increasing the developer community globally. For my organization, this has been the best decision that we took close to 6 years back when we started using this and since then we don't have to worry about the deployments to production servers.
From the day, my team has started using GitHub for pushing code to production environment, we have reduced our deployment times by nearly 65%. I was introduced to the concept of GitHub few years back but was not sure whether the team will be able to work with it or not, so we started on a trial basis for one project and then my team came back to me and asked me if we can use it for all projects in the company. This had really helped us in version control, control over who pushes what to the production and access control
Limitations on the number of users in a particular project is one of the cons for the product. Also, one needs to have a Git account to get access to the code is according to me another limitation
Jasmeet S. Branche: Bildungsmanagement Mitarbeiteranzahl: 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
It has various documentations, guides, help sections and articles which helps in providing information about anything related to Git. It is also providing a variety of helpful samples for your projects. It introduced a new feature named as Gists which helps in turning more than one file into a repository of Git and it helps in sharing and tracking changes more accurately and easily. User will be able to create static websites by using GitHub pages.
It is developed for managing open-source projects. If you are dealing with open source project which is including issue tracker and wiki, it is easy to get feedback and add more in-depth documentation in it. Community is also contributing to developing open-source projects through it. It has a markdown feature which is a text editor for writing various formatted documents so that the user will be able to track them easily.
It does not have improved security features to prevent merging. When you create new commits it automatically hides previous comments. After merging branches into repositories it is difficult to track them. Various controls should be provided for notifications. Limitations should be removed regarding file size.
Matthew P. Branche: Informationstechnologie & -dienste Mitarbeiteranzahl: Selbstständig
Very simple to set up and use, and being an industry standard most onboarding developers and engineering teams already know how to use it.
Reliable and consistent version control and code collaboration platform. The team management, issue tracking, visibility/privacy control are all top of the line, and of course the underlying "git" hosting is perfect. Introduction of Github Actions only improves the value of the platform.
I'd like to see more for project management, e.g. ways to better organize issues by priority, themes ("epics") and create scrum, agile and/or kanban influenced views and planning tools. I've heard some folks express concern with Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub, but I don't understand the concern b/c Microsoft has a solid history of operating business-grade tools, and from the date of acquisition we've only seen more-for-your-money price changes.
Jason L. Branche: Grafikdesign Mitarbeiteranzahl: Selbstständig
Great. I used GitHub at my work daily and for at home for personal projects. It was set up & integrated well throughout our suite and comms internally. Personally, I have a repo set up for my personal sit and I wouldn’t ever choose another tool to host my code repository and handle deployments to production code.
GitHub has grown leap & bounds over the past few years. They have always offered really excellent tools for developers that is well built and very stable. More recently GitHub has put a lot of effort in creating a more intuitive user experience that makes it simpler to use for both beginners and experienced users. As a designer who isn’t the best with code and development but still knows how to setup and deploy code with GitHub there updates over recent years have been very helpful in day-to-day. Integrations & security settings are excellent as well.
Nothing much to say here. GitHub can be a bit overwhelming for a beginner but IMO they have been addressing this and making it much more comfortable to get started using. I’d like to see more of the same in other areas as well. Solving merge conflicts in GitHub was the only time I was ever frustrated with the tool.