Microsoft ha comprato GitHub
Microsoft ha acquisito GitHub, la piattaforma di hosting di codici sorgente.
Non sono ancora chiari i piani di sviluppo né tantomeno è noto il costo dell’acquisizione (GitHub era stato valutato tre anni fa intorno ai 2 miliardi di dollari).
Il prezzo di vendita è stato 7.5 miliardi di dollari.
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The code that took America to the moon was just published to GitHub, and it’s like a 1960s time capsule
When programmers at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory set out to develop the flight software for the Apollo 11 space program in the mid-1960s, the necessary technology did not exist. They had to invent it.
They came up with a new way to store computer programs, called “rope memory,” and created a special version of the assembly programming language. Assembly itself is obscure to many of today’s programmers—it’s very difficult to read, intended to be easily understood by computers, not humans. For the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC), MIT programmers wrote thousands of lines of that esoteric code.
All this code is now on GitHub. Feel free to comment and suggest changes.
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National Novel Generation Month.
Spend the month of November writing code that generates a novel of 50k+ words. This is in the spirit of National Novel Writing Month’s interesting definition of a novel as 50,000 words of fiction.
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