Since 2008, GitHub has been providing code management solutions as part of an integrated platform for distributed teams. GitHub brings additional features to Git, which enables teams to use non-linear workflows while building code with distributed version control and line-of-code change management. GitHub is a subsidiary of Microsoft and offers Enterprise, Team, Pro, and Free Accounts depending on the size of the organization or development team.
GitHub’s features include:
- Version Control and Bug Tracking
- Feature Requests and Team Collaboration
- Task Management and authoring the Knowledge Base and/or Documentation
By leveraging the power of Git, GitHub improves code quality, speeds up code release cycles, and tracks all changes from team members situated all over the world. Currently, GitHub hosts over one-hundred million repositories with more than 37 million users registered. This makes GitHub the largest source-code hosting service in the world.