Tue. Jul 7th, 2020

After the acquisition is completed, GitHub is indeed Microsoft’s

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On the 26th, Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub was completed, and the new GitHub CEO Nat issued a message announcing the news.

Nat said in the article that he wants to make GitHub better, he reiterated the GitHub principle in the new era:

  • GitHub will operate independently as a community, platform, and business. This means that GitHub will retain its developer-first values, distinctive spirit, and open extensibility. We will always support developers in their choice of any language, license, tool, platform, or cloud.
  • GitHub will retain its product philosophy. We love GitHub because of the deep care and thoughtfulness that goes into every facet of the developer’s experience. I understand and respect this, and know that we will continue to build tasteful, snappy, polished tools that developers love.

Regarding the future of GitHub, he has several priorities:

  • Ensuring GitHub is the best place to run productive communities and teams
  • Making GitHub accessible to more developers around the world
  • Reliability, security, and performance

More specifically, he pointed out that the next step will be to focus on the daily experience of using GitHub, and to improve the paper cuts of UI/UX and other problems in the workflow; the core solutions will be improved, such as search, notification, issues/projects and mobile Experience. He also hopes that the new project GitHub Actions will be widely used.