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- GitHub

GitHub ( is an AI-powered developer platform that allows developers to create, store, and manage their code. It uses Git software, providing the distributed version control of Git plus access control, bug tracking, software feature requests, task management, continuous integration, and wikis for every project. Headquartered in California, it has been a subsidiary of Microsoft since 2018. 

It is commonly used to host open source software development projects. As of January 2023, GitHub reported having over 100 million developers and more than 372 million repositories, including at least 28 million public repositories. It is the world's largest source code host as of June 2023.

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- Features 

GitHub is a web-based platform that allows software developers to collaborate and use version control. It was started in 2008 and is a subsidiary of Microsoft. 

GitHub's features include: 

  • Git repository hosting: GitHub offers a cloud-based Git repository hosting service.
  • Create, store, and share code: GitHub allows users to create, store, change, and merge files or code.
  • Collaborate on files: Any team member can access a GitHub repository and see the most recent version in real-time.
  • Create public repositories: Software developers and engineers can create remote, public-facing repositories on the cloud for free.

Other services: GitHub offers hosting, code previewing, integration, social coding, and project management services. 

GitHub's interface is user-friendly enough so that even novice coders can use it. It's especially popular with open-source projects. 


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