TECH SUPPLIER Apr 2020 - Market Note - Doc # US46214920

GitHub Enhances JavaScript Capabilities with npm Acquisition and Shifts Pricing Model to Ease Adoption

By: Jim MercerResearch Director, DevOps, Melinda-Carol BallouResearch Director, Agile ALM, Quality & Portfolio Strategies

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This IDC Market Note explores the effects of GitHub's recent npm acquisition announcement and pricing changes. The npm public repository aids in the delivery and sharing of JavaScript packages for millions of developers. This acquisition has larger implications for JavaScript developers and open source community at large. As part of the acquisition announcement, GitHub has clearly indicated that it intends to invest in npm and improve the overall end-to-end experience for JavaScript users developing on the company's platform. The new GitHub pricing model further democratizes access to software development for individuals and teams.


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