Its Official, Microsoft has invested $7.500 million on GITHUB platform, The world's leading software development platform, More than 28 million of developers already operate on GITHUB, from the largest company to the smaller startups in every country, where they learn, share and work about software´s creations.
Designed as version control system, GIT began to operate for the reason of maintaining operations and efficiency of applications when having a large number of files and codes.
GitHub is a web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. It provides access control and several collaboration features such as bug tracking, feature requests, task management, and wikis for every project.
Projects on GitHub can be accessed and manipulated using the standard Git command-line interface and all of the standard Git commands work with it. GitHub also allows registered and non-registered users to browse public repositories on the site. Multiple desktop clients and Git pluginshave also been created by GitHub and other third parties that integrate with the platform.
When GitHub started in 2008, everything was shared. A person of high purchasing power could get an account and share their open source with the world, or by remote control and have access to their source code.
As GitHub grew, the power to work together became more evident. This led to the creation of Organizations in 2010: group accounts that allow open source, non-profit projects-schools, governments, companies, and teams of all types-create presence and easily build software together. His focus expanded, from simply publishing Git central locations in which data is stored and managed to help people build software as a team.
The company, with more than 200 million visits per month, based in San Francisco, United States, offers a system for developers and programmers to share codes through the Internet. And it is used by employees of large companies around the world, such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft itself.
Some rumors got around since last friday, Jun 1st but it wasn't until this monday, Jun 4 when Microsoft and Github crew announced the news.
Github still as an open platform, now committed to supporting developers at every stage of their lifecycle: IDEATION - COLLABORATION - CLOUD. The same programming languages, tools, and operating system will continue able to use on projects at any cloud, any device. With Microsoft direct sales, partner channels, tools, and services, new audience is going to be called, accelerating enterprises develop.
Many developers are concerned that this acquisition will give Microsoft a million projects currently private, however, Microsoft recognizes the responsibility of GitHub community and this new agreement, engaging in retain their motivation to grow and cultivate further improvements focused on developers feedback and capabilities.