GitHub Goes Down!
The world’s largest software development platform is inaccessible.
Less than 24 hours after CES was plunged into darkness by a power outage, GitHub – arguably the world’s largest software development platform – is down, sparking turmoil and anarchy among developers and techies worldwide. As one in-the-know nerd warned: “Ever wonder what the end of the world looks like? It’s this…“
Why is this such a big deal? Simple...Every major website and software project in the world relies on the availability of code repositories cached at GitHub. In order to continuously integrate and develop IT workflows, the GitHub repositories are indispensable: they are systematically queried for their code snippets every time a new build, patch, or update release is made. If they are inaccessible then those builds will fail. The apocalypse has arrived.
An outage like this basically means that any dev in need of a software update due to some bug, glitch or hack cannot do his or her job. The software then becomes unreliable and increasingly vulnerable to bad actors. Open source software is built on a network of interconnected and distributed elements that are essential. The GitHub crash is a catastrophe in the making. Ugh.
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