Microsoft seems to have bought Github. Is that a reason to celebrate or despair? I'm not entirely sure yet.
Github has become such an essential place for my work. All my personal repos and our Kirby repos are hosted on Github. We handle all Kirby tickets and the development process for the next version here and I don't know where we would move to, if it stopped to exist or stopped to be great. Bitbucket? Gitlab?
But Microsoft isn't the Microsoft from a couple years ago anymore. I hardly remember any company that positively turned around their image so quickly over such a short period of time. From Steve Ballmer's "Developers, Developers Developers" cringe-fest, to a quite charismatic Nadella. From the nightmarish IE-days to the almost really good Edge. From Clippy to an incredible design vision for hardware and sometimes even for software (can you imagine?)
But more than that, Microsoft is obviously heavily invested in becoming the new BFF for developers.
- They are pumping lots of resources into VS Co