The GitHub Silo

People have been complaining​ about silos since the first one was built. I think if we took a trip back in time with Marty McFly we would see hundreds of people standing by that first one and arguing about it.

Of course, we can all agree silos are mostly bad and especially whenever it’s such an integral piece of modern tooling.

Tonight, GitHub is down and that means it’s impossible to read project documentation, install packages, or browse gists. Everything just comes to a halt.

The irony in this is that Git is distributed​ and designed to work even if you don’t have an internet connection but because we, as developers, rallied​ around this one company now literally everything is in their hands.

It’s one of those things where you don’t think about it until it’s down. Then you realize just how fragile a developers toolkit is.

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