GitHub is where people build software. More than 20 million people use GitHub to discover, fork, and contribute to over 54 million projects.

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Overview

GitHub is a development platform that its users with the ability to host, manage projects, build software, and review codes with millions of other users. With close to 20 million users and 57 million repositories, GitHub is the biggest hosts of source code globally.

GitHub provides its users with features such as bug tracking, feature requests, wikis for all projects, and task management. In addition to source code, it can also be used for a variety of things including visualization of geospatial data, documentation, integrations directory, unified and split diffs, and graphs, etc. GitHub is trusted by over 100, 000 organizations including Spotify, Bloomberg, PayPal, IBM, and SAP.

Code Review

GitHub offers a hitch-free code review, which is the main tool for better coding. With every request, lightweight code review tools are built. Your team can construct review processes that enhance the quality of your code, and work perfectly with your workflow. This process can be started with a pill request, which is key in how teams review and improve codes. Also, with GitHub Code Review, you get automatic updates, from seeing what is being proposed, to what a document looked like before a change was implemented. You are also provided access to leave comments and discuss alongside your code.

Project Management

With GitHub, your project management can be made simple. Project managers and developers can track, and update their work all in one place, keeping projects up to date and ahead of schedule. You can start by creating an issue: suggesting a new idea or trail a bug, then you can begin to organize and assign tasks to members of your team. The interface is designed to allow you visualize all your ongoing work, and arrange them according to importance right beside your code. You can see what is being planned, or on-going, whether in a repository, or your organization.

Documentation

On GitHub, you can create documents while working on your project without leaving the app. Your documentation can be hosted from any of your repositories, using GitHub Pages. Documents can also be designed using version control. Every wiki is its own repository so that all changes can be versioned, and compared with others. Also, using the text editor, you can easily add your documents in the text formatting language you desire.

Integrations

GitHub offers its users an unlimited amount of ways to build. Your processes can be fine-tuned as your team evolves, finding new and better ways to work efficiently. There is a tool for every step of your developmental process at GitHub Marketplace when you have an account with GitHub. Some of these applications include Crowdin, Waffle, ZenHub, Buddy, BackHub, Pageclip, TestQuality, Codacy, and Codecov.

Pricing

At GitHub, there are three pricing plans to choose from. The Developer plan, at $7 per month includes features such as Personal Account, Unlimited Public & Private Repositories, and Unlimited Collaborators. As part of the Student Developer Pack, this plan has been made free for students. The Team plan which costs $10 per month includes features such as Organization Account, Unlimited Public & Private Repositories, as well as Team and User Permissions. The Business plan for $21 monthly has two sub plans. The first one which is hosted on GitHub.com has the following features: Organization Account, SAML Single Sign-On, Access Provisioning, 24/5 Support with 8-hour response time, and 99.5% Uptime SLA. The other sub-plan which is also $21 per month is hosted on GitHub Enterprise and features Multiple Organizations, SAML LDAP, CAS Access Provisioning, 24/7 Support for urgent issues, Advanced Auditing, and Host on your Servers, AWS, Azure, & GCP.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Git?

Git is an open source Version Control System (VCS) which is responsible for all things GitHub related on your computer.

How do I get Git on my computer?

To use the Git command, you have to download it, then install and configure it on your computer.

How do I install Git on my computer?

First, you need to download and install the latest version of Git, then set up a username, then provide an e-mail address to be used on Git.

How can I put a project on GitHub?

To put your project on GitHub, a repository needs to be created first. A repository is where the project will live.

How do I create a repository for my project?

To create a repository, simple click + at the upper right corner of any page, then select New Repository. Fill in the corresponding fields, then click Initialize This Repository with a README, then click Create Repository.

Can I create a copy of a repository?

Yes, you can create a copy of a repository. On GitHub, to Fork a repository means to create a copy of a repository.

Are User and Organization accounts different?

Yes, User and Organization accounts are different. Every individual who uses GitHub has his/her own personal accounts, while Organization accounts are shared accounts on which groups of individuals can collaborate to work on different projects at once.

Can I merge my accounts on GitHub?

Yes, you can merge your accounts if you have different accounts for personal use and work.

How do I merge my accounts on GitHub?

To merge your accounts, transfer all repositories from the account you will like to remove to the one you want to keep, Update the remote URLs in any of the local clones of the repositories that you moved, then delete the account you no longer have use of. GitHub recommends using only one account to manage professional and personal repositories.

What does the "Available for Hire" checkbox offer?

The "Available for Hire" checkbox posts GitHub Jobs within GitHub. To use this feature, simply click Settings in the upper right corner of any page, choose Available for Hire under Jobs Profile and then click on Save Job Profile.

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