GitHub — the darling of the software development world that for so many years refused to take a dime of venture capital funding — is taking a serious helping of venture funding: $ 100 million, to be exact.
All those web applications finding their way into the world’s businesses? Zapier wants to help them talk to each other.
The cool and popular GitHub source-code sharing site just got a little easier to use. On Monday, GitHub released its first client for Windows, giving users an easier way to set up a Git source-code repository on their PC that can then be shared with the GitHub website.
Linus Torvalds keeps a copy of his Linux kernel project on GitHub, the wildly popular coder-hosting website. But there’s a caveat. If you try to send him a patch or a bug-fix via GitHub, he’ll tell you to take a hike.
Earlier this week, Wired published a story about GitHub, the “version control” site that’s taking the internet by storm. But it was more than just a story. It was an experiment in version control. In addition to publishing our GitHub story on Wired, we published our GitHub story on GitHub.
GitHub is Facebook for geeks. Instead of uploading videos of your cat, you upload software. Anyone can comment on your code and add to it and build it into something better. The trick is that it decentralizes programming, giving everyone a new kind of control. GitHub has shaken up the way software gets written, making coding a little more anarchic, a little more fun, and a lot more productive.