Microsoft will GitHub by the end of this year. The news was announced yesterday (4. 6. 2018) by Chris Wanstrath, CEO and co-founder GitHubu.
Price of the deal us USD 7,5 billion. It is going to be second biggest aquisition of Microsoft under current CEO Satya Nadella (Microsoft bought LinkedIn two years ago for USD 26,2 billion).
The upcoming deal was reported one day before by Bloomberg.
What is GitHub
GitHub is service used mostly as repository for computer code. It is popular with developers and organizations that host entire projects, documentation and source codes. Apple, Amazon, Google a and many other use GitHub. There are currently 85 million repositories that are used by more than 28 million developers.