GitHub Reviews and Cloudswave Rating

  • 92

    Cloudswave Score for GitHub

    Rating based on 71 Critic Reviews

    29 Favorable reviews
    97 %
    1 Mixed reviews
    3 %
    0 unfavorable reviews
    0 %
  • Github - review of individual & teams

    I've used Github for both my own work and used it as part of a team. I've since standardized on Github whenever I have work that I am in charge of keeping the source. I think it's a great product, and I would strongly recommend it to a friend. In fact, I recommended it to my kids, too.

    Pros : It's got a clean web user interface, that allows people to browse through projects, and also has a strong API. In turn, there are a lot of great integrations, and the desktop client is very handy to have.

    Cons : It can be intimidating for first time users. I've had many people be very confused by the the concept and implementation.

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    Best platform for Open Source Development

    Version control is unparalleled, the social aspect is wonderful, and the features cater to ALL developers - whether you're developing product documentation or complex, multi-tiered code.

    Pros : GitHub is an extremely social development platform Everything can be commented on, much like a social network. It's much better than a social network, though, as pages load quickly and are responsive on mobile. GitHub lets you use the website to do most of the work if you want. An example is, if I want to create text files or basic files with syntax, I can do that in my browser. Creating a Wiki is a simple one-button push as well.

    Cons : The limitation of private repositories for individual users. As a company you can afford to spend some bucks to get private repositories and all Github features for them, but as an individual Github will not be that useful if you don't throw some money at it.

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    Best web-based revision control system

    GitHub is the best solution for the teams and individuals for developing any kind of project, everyone can collaboratively work on the code and control the revisions of code as it work on Git, distributed revision control system. And also best for showcasing your own open source work to other developers. Works flawlessly from the command line or from TortoiseGit/RabbitGit. A must to try for all the developer, as it will always save your time, money and efforts.

    Pros : 1. Collaborative development among team. 2. Revision control over code 3. Free for open source project development. 4. Commit and push code right from your PC into web repository.

    Cons : 1. A bit confusing for new users 2. No private repositories can be created in free plan, while gitbucket provides few free private repositories.

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  • GitHub Enterprise FTW

    What do you like best?

    We're using the GitHub Enterprise on premise and the thing I love the most about it is the simplicity it offer for hosting the virtual appliance. My Ops team had it up and running - with Single Sign On via Okta - in less than two hours. Setting up the environment to perform backups was done in 20 minutes. It's so polished, the system just works.

    What do you dislike?

    We ran into a limitation between Okta and GitHub that prevented provisioning users from within Okta. This means that our users have to try and log in before we can assign them access. This is only an issue if you;re trying to use Okta for Single Sign On though and otherwise will not impact you at all.

    Recommendations to others considering the product

    Definitely use the organization and team structures, integrate it with Slack (use Slack if you aren't already), and definitely setup up single sign on with multi-factor auth for security.

    What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?

    We have a large number of SCM solutions that range from Subversion to VSS (yes, that old gem) to GitLab to TFS. We need to stop the sprawl and have centered on what is undeniably the industry standard at this point. Additionally, our security requirements mean that we need to host this environment on premise which GitHub Enterprise delivers in spades. Our development and ops teams have adopted the system, largely instantaneously (who isn't already familiar with GitHub.com?) and code reviews and pull requests are starting to flow in.

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    GitHub Enterprise FTW

    What do you like best?

    We're using the GitHub Enterprise on premise and the thing I love the most about it is the simplicity it offer for hosting the virtual appliance. My Ops team had it up and running - with Single Sign On via Okta - in less than two hours. Setting up the environment to perform backups was done in 20 minutes. It's so polished, the system just works.

    What do you dislike?

    We ran into a limitation between Okta and GitHub that prevented provisioning users from within Okta. This means that our users have to try and log in before we can assign them access. This is only an issue if you;re trying to use Okta for Single Sign On though and otherwise will not impact you at all.

    Recommendations to others considering the product

    Definitely use the organization and team structures, integrate it with Slack (use Slack if you aren't already), and definitely setup up single sign on with multi-factor auth for security.

    What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?

    We have a large number of SCM solutions that range from Subversion to VSS (yes, that old gem) to GitLab to TFS. We need to stop the sprawl and have centered on what is undeniably the industry standard at this point. Additionally, our security requirements mean that we need to host this environment on premise which GitHub Enterprise delivers in spades. Our development and ops teams have adopted the system, largely instantaneously (who isn't already familiar with GitHub.com?) and code reviews and pull requests are starting to flow in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Great for open-source development and contribution tracking.

    What do you like best?

    I really like how well it integrates with git. It is a very natural, but powerful element of a git workflow. The web interface is beautiful and very well designed.

    What do you dislike?

    I have taught many people how use git/Github. The main issue that I seem to run across is people feeling that Github is too complex for "simple" workflows. These new users feel that Github adds an unnecessary level of complexity.

    Recommendations to others considering the product

    While the documentation is great, most new users greatly benefit from one-on-one instruction and explanations of git and Github.

    What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?

    I've used Github in three main ways.

    1) As a host for personal repositories. Since all of my projects are open source, the basic plan is enough for me. I use these repositories when I hunt for jobs or as off-site backup for my personal projects. It is very easy to setup new repositories and share them with people.

    2) As a small team developer, we used GIthub to coordinate the efforts of about 15 developers. The project was open source, but didn't much activity outside of our group of developers. Github was an invaluable resource in tracking issues and releases of our project as well as a communication tool for proposed changes.

    3) As a developer for a medium sized business. My company uses Github for hosting their various projects, some of them open source and others closed-source. It is a nice communication tool for users to directly interact with the developers through issues or comments on pull requests.

    In addition, I use Github to follow some of my favorite...

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  • Most people consider Github just a repository for code and a place where developers can collaborate on projects and visitors can download cool new open-source applications. It's definitely that, but there's much more available to you as a Github user if you know how to take advantage of it.

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  • Businesses and teams that need to collaborate on code can really appreciate GitHub. The site provides all the tools needed to not just work on code, but manage a team and monitor progress quickly and easily.

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