Where next for GitHub?
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Where next for GitHub?

October 2017 saw GitHub celebrate its unofficial 10th anniversary. The software repository start-up saw its first Git commit for building GitHub itself - a basic default Rails app import – back in 2007.

The San Francisco-based company has since become the de facto home for storing code. It’s seen off the likes of Google Code and Microsoft's CodePlex, kept incumbents such as BitBucket and SourceForge at bay, and retained its position while numerous new competitors such as GitLab and CloudForge have entered the market. The company was labelled the “the largest code host in the world” back in 2014, and has only grown larger since.

But once you’re at the top, where do you go next? Ignoring the thorny question of profitability, is there anywhere to go but down?

“We've really been focused on what the next ten years look like, not just for Github as a company but Github as a proxy for the future of software development,” Julio Avalos, GitHub’s Chief Strategy Officer tells IDG Connect and other media in a press talk ahead of the GitHub Universe conference in San Francisco.

“We believe strongly that we're still in the very early stages of software development and if we think into the future: Five, ten, fifteen years down the line, that process will look quite different from how it currently looks.”

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Dan Swinhoe

Dan is Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect. Writes about all manner of tech from driverless cars, AI, and Green IT to Cloudy stuff, security, and IoT. Dislikes autoplay ads/videos and garbage written about 'milliennials'.  

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