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Discussion on: Do software engineers at the largest tech companies (i.e. Google, Facebook, Apple, etc.) use Github for version control?

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Kevin McGinn • Edited

At Microsoft, there's a movement to get onto Git from our ancient proprietary centralized version control system, and my impression is we're slowly but surely getting there. Open Source projects are hosted on Github, and proprietary projects are hosted in Git repos in Visual Studio Team Services.

Part of the reason that the migration is taking a while is that some code bases are way too big for Git to handle without slowing to a crawl. To deal with that, the VSTS team made the Git Virtual File System. Awesomely, they made it open source!

(note: I do work for Microsoft but not for the VSTS team; I'm also not trying to speak for the whole company in any official way :) )

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