Until Microsoft came along, put $7.2 billion on the table, and bought GitHub. Microsoft vice president Nat Friedman, becomes CEO of GitHub. The current CEO, Chris Wanstrath, will become part of Microsoft’s technical staff. Here we see them, with Satya Nadella:
Microsoft has promised that nothing will change. It will support all development platforms and will not impose its tools. Everyone will be able to use whatever code they want, with the same freedom and independence as always.
Despite the good words, many developers have abandoned GitHub and new alternatives to GitHub are being forged. Do they have the capacity to compete with the giant Microsoft? Do they really pose a threat?
Most of the developers who are leaving GitHub have migrated to GitLab. There are two reasons for this. GitLab has an import tool that allows you to easily bring your code and relationships from GitHub, and also its structure and operation is similar.
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The vulnerability that has developed allows cybercriminals to stealthily install and run a monero miner (XMR) on a vulnerable computer, as well as cover up the mining activity by using a rootkit to hide the malware network activity and cost on the host’s central processing unit (CPU).
According to an Atlassian security advisory, the vulnerability in question only applies to some older versions of Confluence. The vulnerability can be avoided by downloading patched versions of Confluence Server and Data Center.
In February, as previously reported by Cointelegraph, Trend Micro covered another instance of XMR mining malware attacks. This attack targeted Microsoft Windows users with the Windows exploit tool mimikatz and the remote control program Radmin. The vulnerability targeted was the Windows SMB server vulnerability MS17-010, which has since been patched in 2017.
Be that as it may, GitHub remains a great tool for software developers and those looking for interesting applications or programs. But its dependence on Microsoft may cause reluctance to use it. In any case, there are alternatives for everything.
As its name suggests, GitLab is based on Git, although it has its own bug tracking system, space for your own Wiki and other additional services that cover the entire software development process beyond version control.
This platform hosts the codes of open source developments of the likes of Ubuntu but also others such as Inkscape, Shutter or OpenShot Video Editor. In total, more than 40,000 projects.
SourceForge may be one of the oldest software platforms, and although it has seen better times, it is still there. It currently has more than 430,000 projects and more than 3.7 million registered users.
Among other things, it allows hosting open source and commercial software, offers download statistics, integrates tools such as mailing lists, forums and blogs, is compatible with Git but also with Mercurial and Subversion, etc.
What is Microsoft Teams? This platform entered the market at the end of 2016 and offers as an advantage to bring together several functions in a single application, such as video meetings, messages adding to Microsoft services.
With Microsoft 365 for business, you get Teams, 1 TB of storage in OneDrive, desktop versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Publisher, and other advantages for $ 12.5 dollars a month, an equivalent to 254 Mexican pesos. Or you can find a free version, with some of these services limited.Between 2016 and 2019 Teams reached 20 million active users and during this season increased to 44 million in March, in April it was reported to have reached 75 million and by October it reached 115 million, an explosive growth in just a few months, which will continue to increase in the following months. Follow us on