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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

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

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

  • 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

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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

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CAST Highlight 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Tech support and pro services are top-notch.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitHub

GitHub 9.0
Based on 32 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

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  • 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 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

Pricing Details

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General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
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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