GitHub success with over 100,000 peer employees.
Craig Solinski | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 13, 2019

GitHub success with over 100,000 peer employees.

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with GitHub

The whole organization uses GitHub. GitHub permits anyone in our org. (over 100,000 people) to securely store an entire record of any changes, including the most recent for any text/code. It's available 24/7, and countless people rely on its authoritative content. It permits multiple people or automations to make changes to the base document, commit it to the central server, and track minute changes over the full history from the beginning, along with each person and what they changed.
  • The vendor continuously updates the product, keeping it secure and stable.
  • The effort of administration is easier than with most other repositories. Maybe two hours a week.
  • An excellent User community and high-quality Documentation online.
  • Sunday vendor support for normal Licenses. Most often, upgrades are implemented on Sundays.
  • The LDAP link often times out due to the extreme size of our ADS Repository. However, LDAP login remains working perfectly.
  • Additional support for Single Sign-on applications, although it does support 2FA and more recently CAS connection.
  • Allowed consolidation from multiple other tools (SVN, CVS, SourceSafe, and others) into a single Repository.
  • The cost is rather high, but cost compared with functionality, security, reliability, is on par with any other offering.
  • An outlay for a Repository is required, offering Distributed repository control, reliability, consistent upgrades, a fabulous user community, responsive help desk, and ease of upgrades all help put it in 'Best of Class.'
Others not listed above, CVS, Microsoft SourceSafe. GitHub offers the most comprehensive offering, including Code Review, Open API, Wiki (just to mention a few) in a single package. GitHub is likely the most used repository in the world. It's fast, even with high user volume. It's becoming the defacto standard among the modern younger crowd.
Technical knowledge of Terminal Commands is nearly required, although there are a number of GUI tools to ease access. Although at first glance the commands to a distributed repository would seem easy, they are NOT SO. Considerable focus and learning are required, especially for non-common situations.
The software is extremely reliable, running 24/7 for 1 month at a time with NO faults once it's configured successfully.