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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Backlog

Project planning, project management, and tracking. Live git integration and project monitor make it possible to develop software using Agile methodology. Also if you are on a very small budget, then one should not go for this tool. But great support.
Sanyam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitHub

Any scenario where source control is needed is a scenario where GitHub is well suited - that means, any time you are writing code and don't want to immediately throw it away once you are finished. GitHub is especially well-suited for remote work and any work where integration with third-party tools would prove helpful.
Tim Hardy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Backlog
7.3
GitHub
Task Management
Backlog
9.0
GitHub
Gantt Charts
Backlog
9.0
GitHub
Scheduling
Backlog
8.0
GitHub
Team Collaboration
Backlog
6.0
GitHub
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Backlog
4.0
GitHub
Document Management
Backlog
8.0
GitHub
Email integration
Backlog
6.0
GitHub
Mobile Access
Backlog
8.0
GitHub

Pros

Backlog

  • Gantt chart
  • Github support
Sanyam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Frank Ramirez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Backlog

  • Price is very high for small teams and department of short term contracts.
  • GUI can be more intuitive.
Sanyam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitHub

  • GitHub is not easy to learn for beginners. It took me about a year to really feel comfortable with it. For those who are not experienced programmers, GitHub can be difficult to get used to.
  • Although I appreciate that GitHub allows merging of different versions, merging two conflicting versions can be quite difficult. The default merge tool in GitHub is vimdiff, which I found incredibly unintuitive. I installed a different tool, Meld, which I like much better.
  • One of the best things about GitHub is that it is free. However, with a free account, you can only create public repositories (anyone can access your repository). You can create private repos in GitHub, but they are not free.
Maike Holthuijzen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Backlog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GitHub

GitHub 9.0
Based on 1 answer
- 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.
Vishwanath Raman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Backlog

Backlog 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I would give 9 but one less because of the high price.
Sanyam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitHub

GitHub 9.0
Based on 29 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Backlog

All of them have their own uniqueness.
Sanyam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Backlog

  • Software interns get easily used to this tool.
  • One who works in the SDLC gets recognized and it's easy to track rank board.
Sanyam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitHub

  • GitHub is an incredible service for hosting any kind of code of versionable content. It's extremely affordable, even for an individual who wants to host a huge number of private repositories. It integrates with just about everything that you could want, to the point where you can even use GitHub's integration list as a portal to finding other great services you can use online.
Vikas Lalkiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Backlog

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

GitHub

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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