Microsoft, Github

Microsoft has acquired GitHub, and it could announce the deal on Monday. As per the Bloomberg reports, the software giant has agreed to acquire the GitHub, and the company has chosen the Microsoft because of CEO Satya Nadella. Business Insider reports that Microsoft had been in talks with GitHub.

GitHub is said to be the vas code repository which becomes popular with among the developers and companies which host their projects, code, and documentation. Amazon, Google, Apple and other tech giants use GitHub. Microsoft is said to be the top contributor to the site, and it has more than 1,000 employees who act pushing code to repositories on GitHub. Microsoft also hosts its own original Windows File Manager source code with the help of GitHub. The service was said to be valued at $2 billion in the year 2015, and till now it is not clear how much Microsoft has paid to acquire GitHub.

After Satya Nadella has taken the CEO role, Microsoft has been rapidly investing in the open source technology. The company has an open source like Visual Studio Code, PowerShell, Microsoft Edge JavaScript engine.  The company has also got in collaboration with Canonical to bring the Ubuntu to Windows 10 and to acquire Xamarin to assist the mobile app development.

It has also used the open source Git version control system for the Windows development, and the company has even brought SQL Server to Linux. Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code has lets the developers to build and debug web and cloud applications, and it has soared in popularity with the developers. The acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft will be likely to mean we will be seen closer integration which is between Microsoft’s developer tools and the service. Last month at Build, Microsoft has continued to close its work with GitHub and integrating the service into the company’s App Center for developers.

On acquiring the Microsoft’s GitHub, the open source advocates have the wary of Microsoft’s involvement, and if Microsoft announced this on Monday, then the developers will not have too long to wait for these to get a good idea about the Microsoft’s GitHub plans.

 

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