GitHub Overview

GitHub is a global software development platform. It empowers developers to remotely host & collaborate on projects. This connects teams from various locations & collectively code or manage their next software installment. Here are some of their cool features:

• Pull requests to rope in assistance from other team members as & when required
• Convenient tools available at your disposal, ready to be utilised for your project management. This forms part of your ongoing portfolio
• Robust security measures to ensure a structured protective protocol in case of any untoward incidents, events or breaches. Preventative tasks such as protected branches, signed commits & status verification ensures this. Access control with specified permissions & authentication substantiates this.
• Flexible in-house or external agency hosting to satisfy individual preferences & needs
• Customisable & integrated API tools to build a bespoke process

There are a few issues though that you should look out for when considering whether to opt for this package:

• Despite the emphasis on security, there are flaws by using their servers which remain prone to abuse
• Potential cost: many features are subject to an additional SaaS charge. Businesses with their indigenous IT teams & servers fare better than users who are solely reliant on GitHub for these to reap the benefits

GitHub excels in its versatility with simplicity & convenience. Whilst it does make efforts to secure user data, it’s perhaps the reason why this is emphasised, owing to inherent gaps in its infrastructure. Overcompensation appears to be exercised here. In the case of usability concurrent with financial viability, it becomes evident that GitHub has monopolised this. The result? Well for larger enterprises who can resort to their own resources, not much impact. Nevertheless, the smaller startups & individual entrepreneurs may be harder hit with hefty accumulating fees…

GitHub Features

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  • Access control
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Application Security
  • Authentication
  • Bug Tracking
  • Collaboration tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Debugging
  • Data Import/Export
  • Feedback Management
  • For Developers
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Multiple projects
  • Multi-Language Scanning
  • Project Management
  • Real time analytics
  • Source Control
  • Source-Code Scanning
  • Task management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Code Assistance
  • Mobile Development
  • Graphical User Interface

Pricing

Available on: Free, Free Trail, Subscription
  • Starting Price: $4.00 /month

  • Trail Days: 14