These questions are definitely worth asking. After all, Microsoft was willing to spend 7.5 billion dollars to acquire GitHub back in 2018.
So what’s the difference between Git and GitHub? Well, to answer that, we will have a closer look at each one. But before that, let’s first try to understand the concept of version control because we all know that Git is a version control system.
Professionally developing a Project is not easy work because it goes through many steps before production. And Often, there’s a lot of experiment, error, and correction that goes into building something that works the way it’s supposed to. That’s where version control comes in.
Version control is like a tracking program for your project. It stores time to time updates in your code. You can then access these versions to compare or alter them as needed.
For example, imagine you are working on a substantial project. And this project has multiple versions, which you need to release and some are already released. So suddenly, you saw that your project is breaking because of new changes, then you need to revert your code to the stable version.
In this scenario, a version control system can help you revert to the last version quickly.
Version control also helps you work in a team, create branches, and keep track of every team member’s development.
What is GIT -
Git is a free and open-source distributed version control system created to handle everything from small to extensive projects with speed and efficiency.
Git is software for tracking changes in any set of files, usually used for coordinating work among programmers collaboratively developing source code during software development.
What is GitHub -
GitHub is a provider of Internet hosting for software development and version control using Git. It offers the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git, plus its features.
Difference Between Git and GitHub -
Let’s discuss the core differences between Git and Git Hub.
- Git is a Command-Line tool, while GitHub is a graphical user interface. That means we use Git on the command line in our system, but GitHub is a website where we can use a graphical user interface to manage the code.
- Git has no Built-in User management System, but GitHub has its User Management System.
- Git first released in 2005. but GitHub was launched in 2008.
- Linux maintains Git, and Microsoft manages GitHub.
- Git is a Software, but GitHub is a Service.
- Git can manage your code History. While GitHub is a hosting service that hosts your repositories.
- You can install Git in your local system. But GitHub is Hosted on the web and can not install locally.
- Git is Focused on version control and code sharing, while GitHub focused on centralized source code hosting.