GitHub calls itself "the complete developer platform to build, scale, and deliver secure software." And the numbers are backing up that claim — more than 83 million developers (and 90% of the Fortune 500) are currently using GitHub, making it the most popular hosting service for storing and sharing software.
If you're a programmer new to GitHub (or a GitHub user wanting to learn more tips and tricks to get the most out of the hosting service), this special report, A Beginner's Guide to GitHub: What You Need To Know, breaks down how GitHub works, how to get started with it, and its benefits — as well as valuable GitHub best practices.
For those already well-versed in GitHub, the report offers expert advice to enhance even further your experience with the platform, such as how to delete — and undelete — both local and remote branches on GitHub, as well as use Personal Access Tokens as a more secure way of managing access to GitHub resources than passwords.
Despite its popularity, however, GitHub isn't the only hosting service for developers. For some, GitLab may be a better option. In this guide, we also compare GitHub to GitLab to help you choose which best suits your needs — especially if you're an enterprise that needs to manage software source code on a large scale. Download our free GitHub guide today!