Discussion on: Is it just me or is Microsoft really crushing it lately?

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Ahmad Awais ⚡️

As a developer advocate who cares deeply about Open Source and spends most of my time building JavaScript, Cloud, open source stuff — I have nothing but a huge amount of respect for all that Microsoft has been up to for the last two years (and probably more, I caught up in 2016).

I invested my time in learning VSCode for the VSCode Power User course and less did I know — I'll love what I'll see. Their open source workflow with VSCode repo was pretty awesome. I loved it. And then they set the right standards for extensions marketplace. You'll find other editors' marketplace with not as much as a screenshot of what that extension is about. With VSCode you not only see animated GIFs — but also what the extension contributes.

For these and more reasons, I was excited when I heard about GitHub acquisition. That's exactly why I wrote on Dev.to about it → Microsoft GitHub Acquisition: Thoughts of a Full-time Open Source Developer

And MSFT has proved me right, the recent changes on GitHub have been incredibly fast, and much wanted. Look at these awesome GitHub engineers build excellent new features.

Long story short, MSFT is changing and everyone knows it. I think this change is for good.

P.S. Shoutout to the Developer Relations teams run by Jeff, Thomas, and others. Some of the best devs in a single team, and they're all very appreciative of the community efforts.

Peace! ✌️