Microsoft announced a change in GitHub pricing today, and it's good for anyone learning to code. Previously, GitHub charged $ 7 per month for a private repository. But now it is free if you have three partners or fewer.
The new free law is a boon to students
GitHub has always had a free level, but earlier the free law was limited to public repositories. If you were an aspiring encoder who wanted to enter the source control, the best affordable option was to make your code public. It is not always appealing, especially in the early stages of learning when your code can be something that you are less than proud of. Even after landing your first development job, when it is time to move on or work on a side project, you may not want your work out for your current employer to see.
For an employee developer was not a difficult problem. GitHub charged $ 7 per month for private repositories. While that cost adds in the year, putting together $ 7 a month if you have a job isn't too challenging. For students who may not have the time or ability to work while they are learning, that fee may be more difficult to put together. The cost may have prevented students from using a resource that would not only give them more experience in source control but also provide them with a valuable place to store their work for future work prospects.
Today's announcement is a win for the students. Private repositories are free as long as the warehouse has three partners or fewer. This is a reasonable compromise that ensures that Microsoft can see GitHub's profit from commercial projects while enhancing a great benefit to those who can use it most. Anyone needing more than three partners can continue to pay $ 7 per month for GitHub Pro.
Corporate Benefits, for
Microsoft simplifies GitHub's business opportunities as well. Instead of offering GitHub Enterprise Cloud and GitHub Enterprise Service as separate services, Microsoft rolls them to one: GitHub Enterprise. Companies can now access both for a price per seat.
Overall, these changes should help GitHub continue to develop a healthy ecosystem for users. The new free tier for private repositories will be a blessing for both students and small developers.