GitHub is a web-based version control and collaboration platform for software developers. It provides a variety of features for managing software development projects and facilitating collaboration among team members.

Use it when :

  • - You want a centralized repository for your codebase, with robust version control features.
  • - You need to collaborate with other developers on a project, with tools for code review and issue tracking.
  • - You want to automate your software development workflow with continuous integration and deployment features.
  • - You want to use Git, the most popular version control system in the software development community.
  • - You want to leverage a large and active open-source community to help with development and issue resolution.
  • - You want to integrate with other development tools, such as IDEs and project management software.

Consider :

  • - Private repositories require a paid subscription.
  • - Some features, such as code review and issue tracking, may require additional setup and configuration.
  • - GitHub is primarily focused on software development and may not be as suitable for non-technical projects.