Getting to know Git & gitHub

In the world of coding and programming for software and web developers, it is usual to encounter Git and, GitHub. However, for beginners in this field it is a must to know what these terms and are they same or completely different?

This blog will tell you that they are completely different.

They are from different companies.

Since its inception in 2005, Git has remained an open-source project supported and created by the Linux Foundation as part of the open-source ecosystem of tools and technologies.

GitHub, on the other hand, was founded in 2008 and acquired by Microsoft in 2018.

Their working environments.

In terms of their environments, in Git, developers can maintain their source code history using their local computers as repositories when Git is installed locally on a system. This means that using Git does not necessitate the usage of a centralized server, nor does it necessitate internet connectivity plus there is no no user management system and a proprietary desktop interface.

Meanwhile, GitHub is hosted in the cloud which means it requires internet connection. It also comes with a built-in user management system and a user-friendly graphical user interface. It also has a desktop version that may be installed on local PCs to help synchronize code, aside from its primary website.

They operate and handle commands differently

Git is a version control system that concentrates solely on SCM taskslike push and pull, commit, reset, fetch, and merge. Meanwhile, Git repository teams can use GitHub to store their code in a centralized location. While Git is a method for managing multiple versions of source code updates that are subsequently transferred to files in a Git repository, GitHub is a place where copies of a Git repository can be uploaded.


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