2019-08-04T07:38:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What needs improvement with GitHub?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with GitHub.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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HB
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2021-05-13T20:19:15Z
May 13, 2021

There is a bit of a learning curve. At first, you'll have to do some searching online to figure out how to perform or reverse certain actions. When we have new team members, they tend to send you a full request for issues and it can create a bit of a bottleneck. There can be a lot of research and lots of problems initially created by users that don't yet understand the system. The solution could use even more integration with automation tools.

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AA
Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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2021-04-20T18:58:03Z
Apr 20, 2021

If it had all of the end-to-end integration, then we probably wouldn't have any doubts about what we have installed. However, at this point, we're still trying to figure out how to use it end-to-end. The new version is supposed to make GitHub actions available to us within the on-prem instance. We're waiting for that, just to see how that plays out with the rest of the source control features and to see if that gives us some semblance of similar capability to what GitLab supposedly provides. I don't know if there are any plans to do a better integration with the front-end type of tooling. I would like to see it evolve to a full-blown DevOps stacks hopefully similar to GitLab at some point. We've found the way licensing is set up to be very challenging. Also, the LDAP sync capability falls over frequently due to the complexity of our LDAP domains. This requires us to perform manual LDAP syncs almost on a daily basis

Ali Albousaifi - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Consultant @ CIM at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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2021-01-13T07:09:00Z
Jan 13, 2021

In terms of what could be improved, I would say the security. I didn't try the two-factor authentication so I don't know if they have it already or not. I sometimes found it very difficult to connect it with other tools, such as Jenkins or others. For the testing for example, I have to go between both sides. I don't know if I am using it right, but I don't know if they have these features or not. So I have to find other tools to support it because I couldn't really rely on GitHub for the steps that I needed. Additionally, we are facing really big issues with the Arabic language in GitHub and I don't know if they are focusing on some improvement in the language capabilities. This is one of the things we're facing. As I mentioned, for the management we need some improvement in GitHub. It's not built for that. We really need some improvement for the project. It made it tough. But overall I didn't find anything really urgent needed to improve.

Mykola Pelyp - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Azure DevOps Engineer at SoftServe Ltd.
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2020-03-05T08:39:41Z
Mar 5, 2020

I would like to see integration with Slack such that all of the changes made in GitHub are reflected there. You would simply enter the Slack URL and the notifications about code changes would be forwarded.

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Enterprise Architect at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
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2020-03-05T08:39:00Z
Mar 5, 2020

If you are uploading or cloning a large file, with more than 25 megs, it's pretty slow. The upload/download speed is pretty slow for a single large file. It is only a problem if the repo has a high-resolution pic or video.

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Department Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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2019-08-04T07:38:00Z
Aug 4, 2019

The ticketing system is not working. This solution would be improved with the inclusion of support for CICD.

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Department Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 4, 2019
There is no cost to use this solution.
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The private repositories are free, which is very good.
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