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Git Flow vs GitHub: What are the differences?

Git Flow: A set of git extensions to provide high-level repository operations. It provides excellent command line help and output. It is a merge based solution. It doesn't rebase feature branches; GitHub: Powerful collaboration, review, and code management for open source and private development projects. GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.

Git Flow belongs to "Git Tools" category of the tech stack, while GitHub can be primarily classified under "Code Collaboration & Version Control".

Git Flow is an open source tool with 1.9K GitHub stars and 455 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Git Flow's open source repository on GitHub.

Airbnb, Netflix, and Medium are some of the popular companies that use GitHub, whereas Git Flow is used by LIVE IT, STOMT, and 成都小鹰摩拜网络科技有限公司. GitHub has a broader approval, being mentioned in 4714 company stacks & 6101 developers stacks; compared to Git Flow, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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What is Git Flow?

It provides excellent command line help and output. It is a merge based solution. It doesn't rebase feature branches.

What is GitHub?

GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
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        pre-commit checks your code for errors before you commit it. pre-commit is configurable.
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        Avatar of sivakumar-kailasam
        Staff Software Engineer
        Review ofGitHubGitHub

        For starters you can fork a repo, edit it online and send a pull request which is huge if its something very small that you want to commit. The whole pull request system, the UI and the UX are great. If I sent out a pull request that failed on travis CI then all I need to do is fix it in my fork and the original pull request will have these updates as well making it super easy for everyone involved. Overall a great service.

        Review ofGitHubGitHub

        I love GitHub! They provide a completely free service for hosting, storing, and collaborating on code. Seriously, if you aren't using them, go sign up now.

        Review ofGitHubGitHub

        Great collaboration-friendly git repository hosting. Plus integration with all sorts of other stuff, like Travis CI. But the command bar has disappeared...

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        Review ofGitHubGitHub

        It's the best tools I have ever used.

        How developers use Git Flow and GitHub
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        Airbnb uses GitHubGitHub

        "Having a CI server building all commits across all branches was a huge first step, but to make this useful we needed to surface the outcome of these builds. This is where GitHub’s commit status API comes in. Every time our CI server begins a build, it pings GitHub’s commit status endpoint, and every time it completes a build it hits the endpoint again with the outcome. Now every open PR includes a yellow/red/green indicator for the branch in question, with a direct link to the build status page on our CI server. In practice this means more transparency, faster feedback cycles, and a guarantee that every branch merged into master has a passing test suite. This integration has been a huge help in keeping our master branch green, and has thus greatly reduced our deploy times (since engineers aren’t waiting on build failures to be resolved in master)."

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        Matt Welke uses GitHubGitHub

        Pervasive, easy to use Git repo hosting. I host ongoing personal projects privately and my personal blog (via GitHub Pages).

        I also take successful proofs of concept (for example, experimenting with linking AWS Lambda to Heroku Postgres to create a serverless SQL backed web app), and host them as public example repos. These are linked to Dependabot and CircleCI if they have tests so that dependencies can be kept up to date automatically over time and the code using the dependencies can stay fresh over time for example viewers.

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        yaswanthgoud3235 uses GitHubGitHub

        GitHub is a Web-based Git version control repository hosting service. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. It provides access control and several collaboration features such as bug tracking, feature requests, task management, and wikis for every project

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        Instacart uses GitHubGitHub

        Yeah, so we use GitHub, and we basically use a variant of continuous deployment where when anyone merges in a feature that they’ve finished with, they ship it immediately, and we bundle it up as a build pack and send it to all of our EC2 servers... Any developer on the team can trigger a build and deploy at any time. So on a given day, we probably deploy 20 or 30 times to prod.

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        StackShare uses GitHubGitHub

        One thing I really wish GitHub had: Trello-style kanban for Issues. There are a bunch of services and tools that add Kanban to GitHub Issues. But Trello just seems far better. If GitHub had it’s own kanban tool, I’d probably use it. Right now it’s pretty painful to try to tie cards to commits manually (when/if we remember to).

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        Eldoria uses Git FlowGit Flow

        Git Flow ermöglicht es uns durch seinen Aufbau einen reibungslosen Ablauf während der Entwicklung von Projekten zu haben, ohne uns großartig mit Konflikten auseinandersetzen zu müssen. Git Flow passt gut zu unserer agilen Arbeitsweise und integriert sich gut in den Arbeitsablauf.

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