Microsoft’s GitHub is experiencing usability issues, affecting as many as millions of developers who may rely on its many services. GitHub started to have problems around 3:45 pm Eastern time, and Git operations, API requests, GitHub actions, packages, pages, and pull requests were all affected.
We are investigating bugs affecting most GitHub services, the incident update on the GitHub status page said. We are actively investigating and will provide updates as soon as possible. But did not provide much other information.
Although Git operations, API requests, Webhooks, pull requests, GitHub actions, GitHub packages, and GitHub pages have all been paralyzed for more than two hours, these services have now begun to recover. GitHub says that most services are now in a degraded state, rather than a paralyzed state of unavailability. Developers report error 500, and GitHub’s status page shows that most services are currently running downgraded.
Microsoft acquired the code repository GitHub for $7.5 billion in October 2018, and some users say that since then, the service has become more unreliable. However, GitHub continues to experience strong growth under the management of Microsoft. It has grown from less than 40 million users at the time of purchase to more than 73 million developer users.
They rely on the service for version control through Git and provide hosting for software development. service. GitHub is a large codebase that is very popular when developers and companies host entire projects and codes on the service. Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and many other large technology companies use GitHub.
There are more than 100 million repositories on GitHub, so any failure will affect the organization of this content. Last year, GitHub was paralyzed for two hours. The wrong setting paralyzed the service and brought it offline for a short time. The latest failure occurred a few weeks after the former CEO of GitHub, Nat Friedman resigned, and the company continues to operate as an independent company of Microsoft.