Microsoft plans to integrate npm with GitHub following acquisition
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The firm is planning to invest in the registry infrastructure and wider platform, with investments made to ensure it’s fast, reliable and scalable.
Microsoft will moreover, improve the core experience for developers while retaining npm’s open-source status. Additional features, such as Workspaces and improvements to multi-factor authentication (MFA) processes, will be developed with time.
The eventual goal is to integrate GitHub and npm to improve the security of the wider open-source software supply chain, the company said. Users in future would be able to trace a change from a GitHub pull request to the npm package version that fixed it.
Friedman added users who use npm Pro, Teams and Enterprise to host private registries will continue to be supported under the GitHub-npm umbrella. The firm says it’ll invest heavily in packages so it serves as a wide-ranging multi-language that’s fully integrated with GitHub.