Partnering with Nintendo to release Octocat as the new Smash fighter.
I am on-board with this.
This is a Twitter thread where Nat is taking guesses:
Any guesses? 😇 twitter.com/natfriedman/st…
19:56 PM - 09 May 2019
🎁 Very excited to share that we will announce a brand new GitHub product on Friday at 1:30pm PT. Watch our livestream to see the news: https://t.co/HRHCqylTp7
This seems like a pretty good guess...
Julien Roncaglia 🦊
@natfriedman GitHub online editor using the new vscode-in-browser released at build
20:54 PM - 09 May 2019
gitpod.io/ does that already. Also for Pull-Requests.
It's actually configured on github.com/thepracticaldev/dev.to :-D
I'm a big fan of what GitPod is doing. If I were you all I'd definitely be a bit concerned that being first to market isn't a big advantage when going up against Microsoft.
But then again, it's probably also a good thing to be in a space that's generally getting more players, because people are always going to have differing needs. I think the other stuff you all are doing with Theia is pretty cool. (Though I'm not quite sure how the various projects/companies co-exist so I might be thinking about it the wrong way)
Anyway, my DEV Connect inbox is open or email@example.com if you'd ever want to chat more about all that stuff. I just think it's really neat and there is probably more collaboration we might be able to do.
(Since this is an open comment, we're pretty much always open to interesting collabs with neat tooling 😄)
It exists already: coder.com/
If it were something like this I think the value would be tightly coupled integration with GitHub.com rather than a standalone service 🤔
I think they will share more news and insights about GitHub actions and roll them out of beta
That would be awesome!
That guess is interesting because VS Online has existed for a while but it’s (IMO) extremely viable now that the Remote Development extension for VS Code exists and you could theoretically use that to work on any kind of machine from VS Online.
Microsoft acquires DEV?
I'm kidding! 😄
4:30pm ET on a Friday is interesting timing to have a mystery announcement. Right after the public markets close for the weekend. This is a non-coincidence.
Good point, that's a very odd time to announce a product launch. That's normally when you'd announce something bad that you'd hope would be forgotten immediately.
From what I’ve seen around GitHub shipping features recently, they ship a lot of tiny improvements rapidly and major things methodically.
Considering how much social hype they’re putting into this I doubt it’s something they’re going to want us to forget immediately 🤔
It's probably a good thing, but announcing after market close on Friday is odd.
Here's what I'm thinking now:
GitHub is now owned by a public company, literally the biggest public company in the world, and Microsoft probably has some kind of guideline around when to make certain kinds of announcements and this one falls into the "do it after the market closes on Friday" and the timing is probably more bureaucratic than strategic.
Once they get the marching orders on when to announce, the GitHub folks would want to hype it up as usual. Just a disconnect between the concerns of GH and the mothership, I'd guess.
Hmm, interesting take that I’d not considered! I know that many companies aim for Tuesday launches for maximum PR. Definitely something... unique about this timing.
There's no science, Friday evening on the east coast is usually reserved for things you don't want the market to have a knee-jerk reaction to.
Maybe they could see whatever they're announcing as being a distraction from other MS announcements this week, and they'd rather speak directly to the dev community, which is definitely not thinking the same way as the investment community.
Microsoft is going to opensource Windows 10 on GitHub :P
The Doom of Windows 😂
If only! Could finally roll a build without telemetry, Candy Crush Saga, Cortana, and all the other cruft!
I mean I wouldn't be upset if that were the case, but I doubt it – that would have been announced at Build 😜
"one more thing..." :D
Maybe they'll have their own CI/CD.
I’m super curious to know what you think of GitHub Actions as CI/CD - I honestly think it’s pretty viable considering Actions are put into containers 🤔
Actually, I am really eager to get my hands on GitHub Actions. Got a lil something I want to do and using the Actions might be a lot easier than building Probot.
The timing really does stick out, as Ben mentioned. It feels like it isn't an acquisition. If it's relevant to developers and something the market may not like I'd have to think it's related to open sourcing something or giving something additional away for free? No idea what that would look like though.
If it's just Dark Mode in GitHub, I'll be very disappointed. :)
Considering Nat has said it's a "new product", I doubt it... unless they're launching a theme marketplace for GitHub 😅
Github For Samsung Fridge.
"Err: You have unfinished snacks out. Please finish or return your unfinished snacks before grabbing another one"
They are buying Gitlab
GitHub buys GitLab.
That would be a curveball if I've ever seen one.
Coin or token.
I’m curious what the motivation behind that would be 🤔
Dev pay for fixing tech.
Interesting idea. How would you personally go about implementing and incentivizing that so it was sustainable?
Ok, but I get to pick the name.
When Dev.to buys MS & merges it brutally, your GITS & DREPOs 👈 🤯 will live on beyond Ben's reach. You can form a hub of devs with GITS/DREPOs & start to take back control.
I think that covers a lot of the core elements, details can be ironed out.
Something like that I guess.
The link you provide for readers to find out when 1:30pm PT is in their time zone give the result of a google search for 1:30 ET.
Oh no, that’s not what I intended. Updating now to remove it but open to alternative links if you have suggestions! 👍
GitHub Community Edition. They will open source their core product similar to how Gitlab is doing it.
Some Azure integration, potentially around CI/CD flows.
An Azure integration, or anything over "Microsofty", could be one reason to do this late Friday if they didn't want to stir up too much controversy over GitHub's pseudo-independence from the mothership.
Just a random thought.
Github announces a code quality tool called: GitGud
my guess is increased integration with MS Cloud in some significant way. (totally blind guess)
Heh - looks like they bought an Artifactory licence :)
I think we just got tricked into watching 30 minutes of Github adverts.
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