Overall Satisfaction with GitHub
Git Hub is not used in any official capacity but there are numerous staff (developers), instructors and staff that use this industry-standard platform for sharing code and working collaboratively on websites and apps.
- Great for sharing code and collaborating with the coders around the world.
- Versioning: By installing Git on your local machine and taking a regular snapshot (called commits) you can restore your project to any previous point without having to keep multiple versions of your files.
- I consider GitHub to be social media for coders/developers if social media was actually useful. There are tons of free resources and the community is fantastic.
- With GitHub you can host a simple static website for FREE (which is better than AWS s3 buckets IMO)— this is a great alternative to vendors like GoDaddy or BlueHost, etc.
- The UI isn't super intuitive at first but help is easy to find.
- Reduced project errors through versioning.
- Increases asynchronous collaboration with the branch checkout/master branch merge functions.
- reduces costs of web hosting for simple websites/landing pages, etc. Even images and some media can easily be hosted on Github.
- It provides more tech-savvy folk with a solid community to ask questions and get help with code problems.
I've never really had to contact GitHub directly for anything. Issues can used be solved within the user community boards.
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If you are out applying for web design/developer jobs and don't have a GitHub account it will very likely work against you. Having a solid understanding of version control, branching and managing your files with GIT through the terminal via command line is no longer an optional skill