GitHub is the most popular git repository with the largest number of users and projects. GitHub has been a very loved tool among developers and especially the developers of open source.
It’s the primary vehicle for developers to share. And GitHub is critical to developers.
But, GitHub has a new boss — Microsoft!
Why did this sale happen?
GitHub has a business issue of not making money. With the resources that Microsoft can provide GitHub can continue to build a great product and tap further into Microsoft’s enterprise user base to make sales and release more features that customers want/need.
Congrats to everyone at GitHub for this momentous acquisition!
Nevertheless, it’s not hard to find folks screaming about how Microsoft shouldn’t own GitHub. The topic of Microsoft acquiring GitHub has caused angst.
And, there is more! There are plenty of folks who are unhappy about the acquisition and a lot of them have already declared leaving GitHub and moving to Gitlab.
What you should know before moving to Gitlab?
The biggest problem with GitLab is the UI, though. It’s so cluttered and overloaded, navigating the project feels like a chore. GitHub offers a much cleaner interface that is just as powerful. And the entry (e.g. your projects) and user pages are much more useful in GitHub.
It’s important to note that the numbers of developers moving are a very significant minority.
It is mostly developers that worked through the 90s and hold on to the old ms stigma. Many people assume MS is going to “ruin” GitHub like they did Skype or LinkedIn, but fail to acknowledge that those services weren’t that great to begin with.
MS has shown they have a developer first mantra as of late, so let’s hope that is the case for GitHub. We are not worried!
GitHub has a bright future and it has the best developer community, so let’s stick to GitHub.
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