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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • CAST Highlight is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

CAST Highlight

100%
1 Rating
9.3

GitHub

93%
118 Ratings

Usability

CAST Highlight

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

GitHub

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

10.0

CAST Highlight

100%
2 Ratings
8.8

GitHub

88%
52 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

CAST Highlight

I think CAST is a great tool to give insight into your applications. The tool can be met with resistance from team members as the tool is going to expose defects that should be addressed. Out of the box, it may need some tailoring to focus on certain areas so that you are not overwhelmed with defects the first time you scan your code. But ultimately, you will want to eliminate all defects in the code and have all violations turned on.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CAST Highlight

  • Identifies common coding vulnerabilities.
  • Compares code to industry best practices.
  • Assesses the code for data privacy compliance.
Gene Baker | 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

CAST Highlight

  • Code scans could be faster. A large application may need to be broken down into smaller sub-applications in order to facilitate faster code scans.
  • We spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to best structure our code base in the application for ultimate performance.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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!
Tim Hardy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CAST Highlight

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Included

Starting Price

$25,000 per year

CAST Highlight Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Pricing is based on the size of the application portfolio (number of applications) with unlimited users.

GitHub

General

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

Starting Price

$4 per month per user

GitHub Editions & Modules

Edition
Team$401
Enterprise$2101
  1. per year per user
Additional Pricing Details

Usability

CAST Highlight

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

CAST Highlight

CAST Highlight 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Tech support and pro services are top-notch.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitHub

GitHub 8.8
Based on 52 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

CAST Highlight

These other tools only do a part of what CAST does. CAST gives a comprehensive view into the code looking at all aspects, code quality, security, maintainability, vulnerability, privacy, reuse, etc. These other tools only focus on one or two dimensions.
Gene Baker | 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

CAST Highlight

  • I believe once we had the tool working for our code base, we immediately saw positive ROI.
  • We spent some time getting to where our code code be scanned efficiently but some of that was trying to do things ourselves instead of fully utilizing Cast Professional Services. I highly recommend to do an engagement with CAST to have them help setup the tool in your environment or to run it in the cloud for you.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Maike Holthuijzen | TrustRadius Reviewer

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