GitHub vs SVN (Subversion): What are the differences?
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; SVN (Subversion): Enterprise-class centralized version control for the masses. Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.
GitHub and SVN (Subversion) are primarily classified as "Code Collaboration & Version Control" and "Version Control System" tools respectively.
"Open source friendly" is the top reason why over 1750 developers like GitHub, while over 17 developers mention "Easy to use" as the leading cause for choosing SVN (Subversion).
SVN (Subversion) is an open source tool with 327 GitHub stars and 120 GitHub forks. Here's a link to SVN (Subversion)'s open source repository on GitHub.
Airbnb, Netflix, and Medium are some of the popular companies that use GitHub, whereas SVN (Subversion) is used by LinkedIn, Accenture, and Coderus. GitHub has a broader approval, being mentioned in 4714 company stacks & 6099 developers stacks; compared to SVN (Subversion), which is listed in 77 company stacks and 59 developer stacks.
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