GitHub, the website for sharing code and developing software collaboratively, today reported that it has hit 1 million registered developers hosting code. The understated but much-loved site simply posted a celebratory illustration and Tweeted a Tweet about it.
GitHub launched just over three years ago and has stolen many a heart from Sourceforge, Google Code and other related websites. (Sourceforge remains much more trafficked though.) GitHub's support for the git system of version control, as well as its well designed user interface, has made it the coolest place for developers to work online.
While GitHub is used by lots of advanced developers, it's also accessible enough for many early developers to use. In that, it joins many of the other technologies we write about here in a movement of world-changing platforms that enable new voices to be heard and new creators to create.
Readers visiting this blog post later in time may be interested to know that two of the hottest repositories on GitHub the day it hit 1 million users were Twitter's Bootstrap and Twitter employee Nathan Marz's Storm.