Microsoft Corporation announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement to acquire world’s leading software development platform GitHub, where more than 28 million developers learn, share and collaborate in the future. Together, both companies empower developers to accelerate enterprise enterprise usage, gain more in every phase of the development life cycle, and bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.
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GitHub will maintain its developer-first ethics and will work independently to provide an open forum for all developers of all industries. Developers will be able to use their programming languages, tools and operating systems of their choice – and still be able to deploy their code on any operating system, any cloud and any device.
Microsoft Corporate Vice President Nat Friedman, Founder of Xamarin and Open Source giants, will take the role of GitHub CEO GitHub’s current CEO, Chris Wanstrath, will become a technical technical partner, report executive vice president Scott Guthrie to work on strategic software initiatives.
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Microsoft has struggled with developer love over the years, and this is a major part of the reasons for the failure of the Windows Phone and its universal Windows app platform has not been closed. Microsoft has improved Windows 10 in recent years, so it’s a respectable development box, and tools like Visual Studio code – which allow developers to create and debug web and cloud applications – increased popularity with developers is.
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Microsoft clearly knows that this acquisition needs to be treated with care. “The most important thing is that we accept responsibility with this agreement,” Nadeela explains. “We are committed to being the manager of the Github community, who will maintain our developer-first ethics, work independently and remain an open forum, we will always listen to developer feedback and invest in both fundamental principles and new capabilities.”
Let’s see what Microsoft brings new, after purchasing GitHub.