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GitHub is the largest host in the world for open source projects. Developers from all over the world fork and work on countless projects hoset on it. For this, GitHub has some excellent features that help both new and experienced devs to find and commit to open source projects of any kind. See More
GitHub has a huge userbase with more than 17 million repositories including projects like Ruby on Rails and JQuery. As such there are plenty of great resources available including online communities such as StackOverflow that can cover any questions regarding Github within minutes. See More
GitHub has added another layer of security to their user accounts. This layer comes in the form of Two-Factor authentication. After it's enabled, GitHub delivers an authentication code by SMS, or by a free application for smartphones. After two-factor authentication is enabled, the authentication code is sent to the account owner's phone any time someone attempts to sign into their GitHub account. This means that only someone who has both the password and authentication code can sign into the account. See More
GitHub has created the Student Developer Pack, which gives students some of the most widely used tools for free. All that's needed is an email that ends in .edu Some of these tools are: Atom, GitHub's open source text editor bitnami, which allows developers to easily install cloud applications CrowdFlower, a crowdsourcing platform DigitalOcean, cloud hosting dnSimple, DNS management GitHub enterprise, five private repositories for free Hackhands, a live programming help platform VisualStudio, Microsoft's developer suite which includes the Visual Studio IDE Namecheap, hosting and domain management See More
Many widely used cloud hosting services are easily integrated with GitHub. Any project hosted on GitHub can be set up on these services in seconds. Some companies that offer this feature are: Amazon Web Services Google Cloud Heroku Windows Azure See More
GitHub's UI is clean and intuitive. Each view is designed to not fill the screen with useless information. For example, the repository view displays only the most crucial data about that repo - on the top it displays the number of commits, branches, releases and contributors. When clicked, each of them will take the user to a page that displays more detailed information. See More
GitHub is the largest code host on the planet with over 21.4 million hosted repositories and many users. It's unarguably the largest VCS used by developers worldwide and as such, it has a vibrant community that follows it resulting in many guides and tutorials for new users. Even experienced developers can always find an answer to any question they may have. See More
Bitbucket offers unlimited private repositories for free, as long as the number of members in a team is not larger than 5. BitBucket does not use GitHub's pricing plan, instead of charging users for each private repo, it charges teams per number of team members. It is free for up to 5 people. See More
BitBucket is developed and maintained by Atlassian, which is not an unknown venture, especially for developers. Atlassian has a great number of other products used by million of users worldwide, including JIRA, HipChat, Confluence and Stash. All of them loved by the notoriously picky developer community, which means that Atlassian has gained a great deal of goodwill from their users. See More
Users have experienced several half a day downtimes, almost every month. True, github is down once in a while, but when GitHub is down complaints breaks loose on Twitter, TechCrunch, and other major media outlets. For the past 5 years github has been down only three times, and two of these times they were attacked by major adversaries. See More
Atlassian offers student licenses for both Students and Educators for Atlassian products that will be used in a classroom setting for education. This includes BitBucket, which means that students and teachers can have unlimited private repositories with and unlimited number of contributors. See More
User management is centralized around administrators which can give granular permissions to individual users or user groups. These permissions can be related to allowing contributions, editing, or simply giving read-only access to users. The advanced options are IP restriction, time-limited access tokens, or restricted accounts with explicit permissions. See More
Coding WebIDE is a cloud-based IDE developed by Coding Team.You can create your own workspace and develop projects here.WebIDE works fine with Git. You can use Coding, GitHub, BitBucket, Git@OSC as your Git repository. Workspaces are powered by Docker Ubuntu containers. The development environment can be saved and shared to your team member. See More
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