Cloud Source Repositories by Google to compete against GitHub


For most computer users, developers and all the work they do to write code for apps is invisible, so it should be no surprise that a new tool from Google designed for developers is flying under the radar. The tool is a new code repository call Cloud Source Repositories and is a move by Google to get into the source code repository hosting market where they will be competing against companies like GitHub, Atlassian, Microsoft and Amazon.

To help move along interest in the platform, Google built it so it can serve as a “remote” access point for other code repositories. This means developers can test the waters on the platform, which is currently in beta status, without abandoning an existing source code repository platform quite yet.

Google’s Chris Sells says the company is also planning to add other services to the platform, like Google Cloud Debugger. This will help make Google’s cloud services a stronger one-stop-shop option for developers. Google includes a Source Code Editor as part of the Cloud Source Repositories product. While in Beta, Google is offering 500 MB of space for free.

source: Google Cloud Platform
via: VentureBeat

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