Microsoft owned GitHub on Wednesday announced that they now have more than 50 million developers on their platform. GitHub has integrated the company’s popular source code editor, Visual Studio Code (VSC), and plans to make it available to users through a hosted service called Codespaces.
GitHub announced that private repositories with unlimited collaborators with all of the core GitHub features are now free for everyone. Today, GitHub announced several new tools and features to significantly improve the developer experience for both individual developers and businesses.
For over a decade, developers have come together remotely on Microsoft-owned open source repository GitHub to build the world’s software.
Developers are collaborating on mission-critical projects from tracking the spread of COVID-19 to implementing contact tracing to helping expand access to personal protective equipment.
“We are bringing GitHub to even more developers, making core features free for the first time for teams of any size,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had said last week.
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