NewsBY RabIT software engineering · March 18, 2020
The company’s CEO Nat Friedman announced on the 16th of March that GitHub has acquired NPM, the world’s largest software registry.
— Nat Friedman (@natfriedman) March 16, 2020
GitHub itself is one of the world’s largest software development platforms that provides hosting for software version control using Git. Microsoft acquired the company back in 2018. At first, the developer community was concerned about the future of the platform and its open source projects.
Of course, the company promises to keep things the way they are and only improve on user experience and introduce new features.
In the announcement Friedman promises that npm “will always be available and always be free”. Their key focus after closing the deal will be to:
- Improve the core experience. Improve the everyday experience of developers and maintainers, and support the ongoing work. They also promise to introduce some bigger features, Workspaces and improvements to the publishing and multi-factor authentication experience.
GitHub will be hosting a Reddit AMA to answer further npm-related questions in the coming days.
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