According to a report from Bloomberg, Microsoft has acquired GitHub – a code repository for developers and companies to “discover, share, and build better software”.
Described as “the world’s largest community of developers”, it’s currently used by huge corporations including Apple, Amazon, and Google, all of which contributed to its huge valuation of $2 billion back in 2015. It’s unclear if Microsoft paid this figure for the company.
If the reports are true, it’s likely that Microsoft will want to integrate the service into its own developer tools, an idea that didn’t go down too well with users on Reddit when the news broke. “Oh please no. One last bastion for the coders of the world,” said one user.
Stay tuned for more information about the deal in the near future.