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14Oct

Accelerating Digital Transformation with GitHub

Hi all, in this blog I would like to share few insights on how you can leverage GitHub for your development platform inspired by the way you work.

Many people come to GitHub because they want to contribute to open source 📖 projects, or they're invited by teammates or classmates who use it for their projects.

 

Overview

Modern app lifecycle management extends beyond source code management or version control to encompass full lifecycle practices that integrate teams and functions, eliminate waste, and reduce cycle times across every aspect of software development from ideation to production operations.

 

What is GitHub

At its heart, GitHub is a collaboration platform. From open source to business, you can host and review code, manage projects, and build software alongside 50 million developers.

GitHub brings teams together to work through problems, move ideas forward, and learn from each other along the way.

- Write better code

- Manage your chaos

- Find the right tools

 

GitHub helps people do much more

Developers choose GitHub because it focuses on providing the best possible environment for building code, whether that’s alone or together. GitHub allows hundreds, even thousands, of developers to contribute to the same code base without fear of losing or overwriting work. After seeing the successful projects being built in the open source communities, organization of all shapes and sizes took notice.

Today, GitHub is meeting the demands of some of the most challenging business environments, including highly regulated industries from automotive and finance, to farming and medicine.

 

GitHub is also a powerful version control tool

GitHub is also home to the most important and popular open source projects on the planet. From the **Linux kernel** itself, **Kubernetes** and through to today’s most popular languages and frameworks such as **Go**, **Angular**, **React** and **.NET core**.

With almost all IT solutions these days taking a dependency on open source projects, it’s likely that these projects live on GitHub. This makes GitHub, the best place for your company to participate in these projects, even if it’s just keeping your finger on the pulse or the ability to raise issues.

 

Features

Some of the GitHub features to highlight are -

- **CI/CD**: Automate from code to cloud. Cycle your production code faster and simplify your workflow with GitHub Packages and built-in CI/CD using GitHub Actions.

- **Secure development**: Securing software together. On GitHub, development teams everywhere can work together to secure the world’s software supply chain, from fork to finish.

- **Code review**: Code review is the surest path to better code, and it’s fundamental to how GitHub works. Built-in review tools make code review an essential part of your team’s process.

- **Apps**: More ways to work with GitHub. Whether you want to simplify your Git workflow or take GitHub on the go, we've got you covered.

    - GitHub Desktop

    - GitHub Extension for Visual Studio

    - GitHub Learning Lab

    - GitHub for mobile

- **Hosting**: There are hundreds of millions of private, public, and open source repositories hosted on GitHub. Every repository is equipped with tools to help you host, version, and release code and documentation.

- **Project management**: Coordinate early, stay aligned, and get more done with GitHub’s project management tools. See your project’s big picture, Track and assign tasks etc.

- **Team management**: Building software is as much about managing teams and communities as it is about code. Manage and grow teams, Keep conversations on topic, Set community guidelines etc.

 

Conclusion

Use the features on GitHub to implement DevOps practices throughout application planning, development, delivery, and operations. Apply the right combination of DevOps technologies, culture, and processes to enable continual software delivery and better value for customers.

Empower teams to manage their work with agility and full visibility across the projects. Keep development efforts transparent and on schedule with GitHub.

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