GitHub is an application development software solution that acts as a public code repository and a web-based tool for software development teams that allows for decentralized, simultaneous code development with easy version control. GitHub links pull requests, commits, and issue tracking, allowing developers to efficiently resolve problems in their code. Thorough file permissions and GitHub’s extensive version, forking, and file backup features protect against lost data while allowing for experimentation.
GitHub Enterprise allows companies to install GitHub’s popular web application on in-house servers, allowing for increased security. While a local GitHub installation is possible without purchasing Enterprise (using GitHub Firewall), Enterprise includes all of GitHub’s latest features and a simplified installation process.