Think about it. could we have a DevOps or even agile without code repositories (repos)? Repos allow for version control, team collaboration, testing on check in and more. So much of what we do today around software development and DevOps is based on the repo.
For a long time and even today, the repo was sort of the Rodney Dangerfield of software tools. In spite of how important it is, it didn’t get the respect it deserved. Of course that changed a bit when Microsoft laid out all those billions of dollars for GitHub. But even then, the narrative was Microsoft paid that much to reach all those millions of developers that used GitHub. Not for all of the great features and functionality GitHub delivered to its million users.
Also, in the case of GitHub, they had done a masterful job of weaving together a fantastic free, open source tool with enterprise features and SaaS delivery models to build a legitimate business for everyone from single developers to small groups and all the way up to large enterprises.
Nigel Abbott, GitHub
In this interview from the Digital Anarchist news room at DevOps Enterprise Summit London, 2019 we spoke with Nigel Abbott, director at GitHub for EMEA. After leading GitHub’s efforts for the enterprise in the UK, Nigel is now leading enterprise efforts for all of Northern Europe.
This was a great interview with Nigel and hope you will enjoy it, too.
Nigel Abbott, GitHub | DOES London 2019
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