GitHub: Powerful collaboration, code review, and code management for open source and private projects

It’s probably a very safe bet to say that every software developer in the world has heard of GitHub. After all, it’s the largest collaborative code host anywhere, with almost 32 million repositories. The same excellent tools are available for everyone, regardless of how large the scale of their project may be.

GitHub offers all of the distributed revision control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. It provides a Web-based graphical interface and desktop as well as mobile integration.


  • Flexible issue tracker: The issues page of your project can be complex or simple, take your pick. You can filter by milestones, labels, assignees, and open and closed issues. You can sort by update time, number of comments, or by issue age.
  • Collaboration: On public repositories, anyone can create and view the issues. On private repositories, such privileges are limited to authorized collaborators and teammates.
  • Keyboard shortcuts: These convenient features allow for fast issue assignment and labeling.
  • Code review: A pull request begins a conversation around a proposed change. Additional comments are added based on feedback before merging the branch. Every pull request accounts for what you would like pulled, and also where you want the changes applied.
  • Easy management: You can determine the privileges granted to your developers. So you may limit them to just read-only access to current projects, or carte blanch to create projects on behalf of your enterprise.
  • Syntax highlighting: This currently supports more than 200 programming languages.

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