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Highlights

Azure DevOps is agile development software used to manage projects. It is frequently used to manage software development. GitHub is version control software, which is used to keep old versions of code stored during software development to provide backups if new releases have issues.

When Microsoft acquired GitHub in 2018, it added integration features that allow Azure DevOps users to seamlessly make use of GitHub as well. Despite this, some businesses still choose just to use GitHub due to its affordability.

Features

Azure DevOps offers flexible reporting and detailed metrics that allow for simple project management. Additionally, Azure DevOps can be used by many people to work on a single project at once, this has made it a popular choice for mid-sized to large businesses. Azure DevOps also integrates with Microsoft’s other products.

GitHub allows users to create repositories where code can be stored and documented. This makes it easy to find when changes were made and who made them. Many programs integrate with GitHub, making it extremely flexible.

Pricing

Microsoft offers a free trial for all its Azure DevOps packages, at which point pricing is based on the business needs. GitHub offers free pricing with unlimited repositories, but limited storage and collaborators. GitHub also offers packages for individual users, teams, and enterprises. These packages include an increased number of private repositories and unlimited collaborators.

Community Pulse

Attribute Ratings

  • GitHub is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Azure DevOps Services

89%
56 Ratings
9.3

GitHub

93%
118 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Azure DevOps Services

100%
3 Ratings

GitHub

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.0

Azure DevOps Services

70%
5 Ratings
9.0

GitHub

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.2

Azure DevOps Services

82%
20 Ratings
8.8

GitHub

88%
52 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Azure DevOps Services

100%
2 Ratings

GitHub

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft

[Azure DevOps Services (formerly VSTS)] is well suited for agile teams. It is a digital kanban for teams to access anywhere at any time. Especially during covid when most companies are still remote, it allows teams to fully perform and still be functional in operating within an agile methodology. It also gives visibility to teams capacity.
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GitHub

Best suited:
  • When we want to setup an automated deployment pipeline.
  • When we need a repository while working on open source projects supported by a huge community.
  • If you want to deploy the programs in cloud platforms. Tested on platforms like AWS, Azure, GCP, Heruko.
Less appropriate:
  • When the need is just for version control. GitHub is more than that.
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Pros

Microsoft

  • Flexible Requirements Hierarchy Management: AZDO makes it easy to track items such as features or epics as a flat list, or as a hierarchy in which you can track the parent-child relationship.
  • Fast Data Entry: AZDO was designed to facilitate quick data entry to capture work items quickly, while still enabling detailed capture of acceptance criteria and item properties.
  • Excel Integration: AZDO stands out for its integration with MS Excel, which enables quick updates for bulk items.
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GitHub

  • GitHub's ease of use is one of its biggest strengths. The site is structured around Git, a code version control system, which is used by developers around the world. GitHub's UI is minimal and allows you to focus on what's important, whether it be your branches, pull requests, or issues.
  • GitHub's integrations and tools are fairly ubiquitous. You'll likely find an integration with GitHub on every development tool with integrations. This makes it easy to incorporate in whatever workflow you may have.
  • GitHub is incredibly reliable. I don't remember the last time it was down for any significant period of time. This is essential for companies that rely on it for their daily operations.
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Cons

Microsoft

  • Column sorting when in filtered states.
  • A way to show cross-team dependencies.
  • A customized "From" field for notifications. Sometimes when a mail comes from Azure DevOps the teams do not realize that I am sending it
  • A way to do online poker that doesn't require a plug-in.
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GitHub

  • When browsing history of a file, GitHub could make it easier to see the file after a particular commit instead of just being able to quickly view the commit. I'd like to be able to see the commit or the file itself in one click.
  • I would like to be able to view commits by user.
  • I would love to be able to traverse code on GitHub (go to definition, etc) - the good news here is that they are working on these features!
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Pricing Details

Azure DevOps Services

Starting Price

$2 per GB (first 2GB free)

Editions & Modules

Azure DevOps Services editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Basic Plan$61
Basic + Test Plan$522
Azure Artifacts$23
Azure Pipelines - Microsoft Hosted$404
Azure Pipelines - Self-Hosted$155

Footnotes

  1. per user per month (first 5 users free)
  2. per user per month
  3. per GB (first 2GB free)
  4. per parallel job (1,800 minutes free with 1 free parallel job)
  5. per extra parallel job (1 free parallel job with unlimited minutes)

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

GitHub

Starting Price

$4 per month per user

Editions & Modules

GitHub editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Team$401
Enterprise$2102

Footnotes

  1. per year per user
  2. per year per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft

I don't think our organization will stray from using VSTS/TFS as we are now looking to upgrade to the 2012 version. Since our business is software development and we want to meet the requirements of CMMI to deliver consistent and high quality software, this SDLC management tool is here to stay. In addition, our company uses a lot of Microsoft products, such as Office 365, Asp.net, etc, and since VSTS/TFS has proved itself invaluable to our own processes and is within the Microsoft family of products, we will continue to use VSTS/TFS for a long, long time.
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GitHub

No answers on this topic

Usability

Microsoft

Azure DevOps is a powerful, complex cloud application. As such there are a number of things it does great and something where there is room for improvement. One of those areas would be in usability. In my opinion it relies too much on search. There is no easy way to view all projects or to group them in a logical way. You need to search for everything.
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GitHub

- Easy to use compared to other version control software. UI interface makes it easy to use, as well as protects against making a major mistake by deleting code, etc. - UI looks modern. - Support for multiple platforms, which I assume will only get better with time. - Student benefits are awesome! - The size limitations on their repositories make sense to me. Not too crazy but realistic from a business perspective.
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Support Rating

Microsoft

When we've had issues, both Microsoft support and the user community have been very responsive. DevOps has an active developer community and frankly, you can find most of your questions already asked and answered there. Microsoft also does a better job than most software vendors I've worked with creating detailed and frequently updated documentation.
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GitHub

Never had the need to use GitHub's customer support. The tool is already very intuitive, has a lot of FAQ on their website, or you can easily find your needs by just googling the issue. Also, GitHub has abundant documentation online for any specific scenario that the user may have.
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Implementation Rating

Microsoft

Was not part of the process.
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GitHub

No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft

Azure DevOps is much easier to implement and use on a daily basis than VersionOne. This is based on end-user feedback and my personal experience as well. ADO has more features and seems to get updated more frequently than VersionOne as well. VersionOne is less expensive overall than ADO, but our company prefers to use ADO because it has a lot more benefits.
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GitHub

At the time to evaluation - Bitbucket was very tightly integrated into Atlassian’s suite of tools. For an organization that is starting out and looking to spend limited funds effectively - the cost/benefit of using that suite of tools usually doesn’t make sense. Granted things may have changed since then (its been over 5 years) - but at the time GitHub was effective - and all prospective engineers knew about it and already had accounts. This made it very easy to add to the organization and not lose time in training, etc. Developers seem to really love GitHub above most other tools out there - so that plays into the decision making as well.
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Return on Investment

Microsoft

  • It provides a great IDE to make things easier, clear, and compact. It has always been a positive ROI
  • It's worth the money. I don't think any other software could replace the VS. It has helped us a lot to making things ready on time
  • The only thing I dislike is that it takes a lot of memory space when in an idle state
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GitHub

  • Github has increased our rate of code development, increasing our publishing rate. This helps bring attention to the research we are doing and ultimately brings in more funding for further research.
  • Because GitHub makes my team more efficient, we are able to put more hours into code development / report writing rather than agonizing over different versions of code created without version control software.
  • We use a paid version of GitHub, because we work through private repositories, but the increase in productivity, efficiency, and research progress is definitely worth the price.
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