What is github for?

Question:

I have experience with version control systems, github is needed for joint development of something. But where does such popularity come from, what is the profit from this? A lot of people use it, what opportunities am I missing? I would be very grateful to those who can help me figure it out.

Answer:

Github became popular due to the fact that it had extensive opportunities for social interaction, in fact – a social network for developing open source applications. There really is a very convenient toolkit for editing open source projects – forked, made changes, made a pull-request and your commit is already in the main branch.

Well, as well as a powerful and free all-in-one development toolkit – git as a VCS, wiki, issue tracker. Well, this one already had analogues – the same Google Code.

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