The darling of developers and DevOps professionals alike, GitHub has become THE platform for application lifecycle management, so what happens if it is unavailable for an extended period of time? Michael Cade, who knows a thing or two about data protection and disaster preparedness, has given this quite a bit of thought and has chronicled his efforts to ensure that all of his hard work will not be lost should GitHub be unavailable for a prolonged period of time.
Microsoft finalized their acquisition of GitHub today, paying a cool $7.5 billion in cash for the ubiquitous Git repository. It seems like the European Commission approval was the last step to get this deal done. We’ll see how the platform fares under Microsoft stewardship.
Over the weekend, the European Commission approved with Microsoft acquisition of GitHub. Notably, the regulator imposed no conditions on the deal.
Microsoft will reportedly acquire GitHub. Many developers are not exactly thrilled by the news. Is this a case of knee-jerk Microsoft hate, or are concerns over the platform’s future well founded? Spoiler: It’s complicated.