Microsoft announced on Monday that it was acquiring GitHub. And that’s all the Internet could talk about for a few days. TNS Managing Editor Joab Jackson wrote a piece for us summarizing the acquisition and some of that initial Internet reaction. And Scott Fulton examined a Plan B for developers who may be nervous about projects pulling out of GitHub and leaving a trail of broken dependencies.
And now that we’ve had some time to sit with it a bit we are starting to understand some of the other, longer term implications that this deal will have for developers.
This week on Context we’re talking with Alexis Richardson, founder and CEO of Weaveworks. As the originator and leader of the GitOps movement, Alexis has a unique perspective on this. So we’ll talk with him in the first half of the show about the relationship between GitOps and GitHub and what Microsoft could (maybe) do to make life easier for developers in the cloud.