GitHub introduced Monday that it will purchase npm, a JavaScript offer manager.

  • npm is a crucial aspect of the JavaScript ecosystem, dwelling to additional than 1.3 million packages with 75 billion downloads a month, GitHub CEO Nat Friedman said in a weblog post.
  • GitHub will aim on investing additional in npm’s infrastructure improving upon the core working experience and participating with the local community.
  • “The awesome electrical power and creative imagination of millions of JavaScript developers is evident each individual day in the do the job that appears in npm,” Friedman wrote in a weblog post. “We are honored to help that local community in a new way. The long term of npm and the JavaScript ecosystem is extremely brilliant.”
  • Microsoft obtained GitHub for $7.5 billion in 2018, signaling its aim on developers. GitHub has built a number of acquisitions because then, scooping up Semmle, Pull Panda, Dependabot, and Spectrum.