GitHub vs TortoiseSVN: What are the differences?
Developers describe GitHub as "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. On the other hand, TortoiseSVN is detailed as "The coolest interface to (Sub)version control". It is a really easy to use Revision control / version control / source control software for Windows. It is based on Apache™ Subversion (SVN)®; TortoiseSVN provides a nice and easy user interface for Subversion.Since it's not an integration for a specific IDE like Visual Studio, Eclipse or others, you can use it with whatever development tools you like, and with any type of file.
GitHub and TortoiseSVN belong to "Code Collaboration & Version Control" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by GitHub are:
- Command Instructions
- Source Browser
- Git Powered Wikis
On the other hand, TortoiseSVN provides the following key features:
- Easy to use. all commands are available directly from the Windows Explorer
- Powerful commit dialog. integrated spell checker for log messages
- Per project settings
TortoiseSVN is an open source tool with 39 GitHub stars and 29 GitHub forks. Here's a link to TortoiseSVN's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, GitHub has a broader approval, being mentioned in 6386 company stacks & 31394 developers stacks; compared to TortoiseSVN, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
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