CAST Highlight vs. GitHub

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CAST Highlight
Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
CAST headquartered in New York offers Highlight, an application portfolio management solution providing software component analysis , application security, application benchmarking, and technical due diligence.
$25,000
per year
GitHub
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
GitHub is a platform that hosts public and private code and provides software development and collaboration tools. Features include version control, issue tracking, code review, team management, syntax highlighting, etc. Personal plans ($0-50), Organizational plans ($0-200), and Enterprise plans are available.
$4
per month per user
Pricing
CAST HighlightGitHub
Editions & Modules
Cloud
25k
Portfolio Size 25
SCA
$26k
Portfolio Size 25
Complete
33k
Portfolio Size 25
Team
$40
per year per user
Enterprise
$210
per year per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CAST HighlightGitHub
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAnnual Pricing by Size of Application Portfolio
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Community Pulse
CAST HighlightGitHub
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CAST HighlightGitHub
Version Control Software Features
Comparison of Version Control Software Features features of Product A and Product B
CAST Highlight
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Ratings
GitHub
5.8
1 Ratings
22% below category average
Branching and Merging00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Version History00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Version Control Collaboration Tools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Pull Requests00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Code Review Tools00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Project Access Control00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Automated Testing Integration00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Issue Tracking Integration00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Branch Protection00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
CAST HighlightGitHub
Small Businesses

No answers on this topic

Git
Git
Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
Score 8.1 out of 10
Git
Git
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
Score 8.1 out of 10
Perforce Helix Core
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User Ratings
CAST HighlightGitHub
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.6
(122 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(26 ratings)
User Testimonials
CAST HighlightGitHub
Likelihood to Recommend
CAST
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.
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GitHub
GitHub is well suited for software development, GitHub is particularly well suited for software development projects, where teams need to collaborate on code, track changes, and review code changes. Also for open-source projects, GitHub is an ideal platform for open-source projects, where teams of developers from all over the world can collaborate on code and contribute to projects. For documentation, GitHub provides a platform for creating and sharing documentation, making it an ideal solution for teams that need to create and maintain documentation. On small and medium-sized teams GitHub is well suited as those teams that need to collaborate on software projects and track changes to their code.
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Pros
CAST
  • Identifies common coding vulnerabilities.
  • Compares code to industry best practices.
  • Assesses the code for data privacy compliance.
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GitHub
  • As a repository it's great. It houses almost all the open-source applications/code that anyone can fork and play with. A huge collection of sample codes available with problem statements across different domains make Github a one-stop location.
  • I use GitHub with Windows and the Git Bash is superb. It [is] a powerful alternative to the Command Prompt and Powershell. Allows me to run shell scripts and UNIX commands inside the terminal [on] a Windows PC.
  • GitHub integration with almost all cloud development/deployment platforms is amazing. Deploying a new application in Azure is really smooth. Just link the GitHub repositories and it's good to go. From automatic build to deployment everything is just amazing.
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Cons
CAST
  • 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.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
CAST
No answers on this topic
GitHub
GitHub's ease of use and continued investment into the Developer Experience have made it the de facto tool for our engineers to manage software changes. With new features that continue to come out, we have been able to consolidate several other SaaS solutions and reduce the number of tools required for each engineer to perform their job responsibilities.
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Usability
CAST
No answers on this topic
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
CAST
Tech support and pro services are top-notch.
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GitHub
It's a testament to how easy it is to use GitHub and how many others use it that you can pretty much find the answer to any problem you have by searching online. Consequently, I've never needed to use their support. It's an incredibly easy tool to set up initially, so it won't require much onboarding expertise to get started.
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Alternatives Considered
CAST
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.
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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
CAST
  • 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.
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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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