So, yeah. If you somehow haven't heard (seriously though, how could you not have heard), Microsoft bought GitHub the other day. I'm not going to go into much detail on that, but I would recommend having a look @ this post by Massimo Artizzu if you want to know more.
One thing that nobody else seems to be paying much attention to is what will happen to a couple of the tools that many developers probably use daily. To those of us who don't want a full-blown IDE, but want a little more than Notepad, these are awesome tools, customisable yet still light, with a fairly nice UI.
Yep, I'm talking about text editors. Atom and Visual Studio Code are two of the big favourites when it comes to free text editors that are for both Windows and macOS. Most developers prefer one or the other. Obviously, these two aren't necessarily the best editors around, but for most people they do the job.
GitHub made Atom, and it's amazing.
Microsoft made VS Code, and it's incredible.
Microsoft just bought GitHub. Now... it owns both Atom and VS Code?
I'm curious. Are they going to continue to be developed separately, as they are currently, or is some sort of "VS Atom" going to come out? Is Atom going to get integration with MS services built-in? Will nothing happen at all? Have I completely misunderstood the situation and Microsoft has no power over Atom? I have no idea.
What do you think is going to happen to these editors?
Here's a response to this by Lee Dohm, the Open Source Community Manager at GitHub: https://github.com/atom/atom/issues/17454/#issuecomment-394421141
Also, just to clear something up. I know Atom is Open Source and is under the MIT License. When I talked about "owning" it, I meant that they created it and it's mainly their team working on it, even though it is open source and I expect the community has contributed sizeable amounts of code to it. Plus - they own the repository itself.
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