How Does GitHub Work?

7 points by aabiji 2 months ago

Github is the somewhat ubiquitous remote storage bucket for git repositories, but how does it work (under the hood)? Is is just a glorified Git web client? How do those work? I've been trying to research but most of the results I google relate to how to use Github not how it works.

avinassh 2 months ago

It’s a glorified git web client. You can look into similar softwares like Gitea, which is open source and you can check the code. It would be mostly similar

MH15 2 months ago

It's a glorified web client with lots of stuff built around it. The original structure is a Ruby on Rails app, nowadays the frontend is being rebuilt in React. I understand the challenge with searching this info, a quick Google search doesn't yield good results.