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March 17, 2020.

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Two big pieces of news about GitHub! The first is that the development platform is finally available on mobile devices, with very decent official applications for iOS and Android. These apps should help developers manage projects while away from their PC, letting them organize tasks, give feedback on issues, respond to comments, and review and merge pull requests. You can also see code, though not modify it. The second bit of news, and not the least, is that GitHub is planning on acquiring NPM, the JavaScript package manager. NPM hosts over 1.3 million packages with 75 billion downloads per month and is relied on by over 12 million developers. The amount of the transaction was not revealed. GitHub has committed to keep it free and to enhance NPM integration on its platform.

The Verge, Jay Peters, “GitHub’s new mobile app is now available on iOS and Android.”

The Register, Thomas Claburn, “Microsoft’s GitHub absorbs NPM into its code-hosting empire: JavaScript library vault used by 12 million devs now under Redmond's roof.”

The GitHub Blog, Nat Friedman, “npm is joining GitHub.”