Friday, 03 March 2017 11:17

GitHub says year in ANZ has proved worthwhile

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GitHub, a company that provides Web-based access to the git version control repository, says that after a year in Australia it has signed up a number of high-profile customers, including ANZ Bank and accounting software provider Xero.

Other well-known firms from the ANZ region to use GitHub are online residential property company REA Group, Link Digital, Practiv (New Zealand), Computer Sciences Corporation, and IBM Bluemix.

The company said that its first Australian employee joined in January 2016 and it now had 24 local workers in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

It claimed revenue growth of 50% for its GitHub Enterprise offering in the ANZ region over the past year.

GitHub said it had officially trained its first campus expert in Australia and planned to continue training campus experts in the region through its education programme.

Git was created by Linux creator Linus Torvalds back in 2005, when free licences for BitKeeper, the proprietary version control system he was using, were withdrawn by its owner Larry McVoy. Since then, the main maintainer for git has been Japanese developer Junio Hamano.

GitHub hosts a total of 52 million projects globally with 20 million developers involved.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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