Microsoft's GitHub acquires Semmle, makers of a code analysis tool

  Microsoft's GitHub acquires Semmle, manufacturers of a code analysis tool

Approximately more than a year after becoming part of Microsoft, GitHub yesterday reinforced its domain with the announcement of the acquisition of Semmle, the manufacturers of A code analysis tool. The measure is presented as an opportunity to allow more ways for developers to protect their applications and find vulnerabilities in their code.

As part of the new acquisition, there will be no interruptions in existing Semmlle products. Both GitHub and Semmle will remain committed to open source, and the Semmle LGTM.com service will remain free for public repositories and open source projects. Semmle will also continue with its open source research projects, but at the same time, it will be integrated with the existing GitHUb product line. Semmle's CEO and co-founder, Oege De Moor, reflected on this in a statement.

"By joining GitHub we are taking the next step to change the way software is developed, allowing each developer to benefit from the experience of the best security researchers in the world. I cannot imagine a more adequate recognition of the hard work of our team or a better opportunity to harness the full potential of vision and technology "

Semmle has offices in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, United States. . It also has an international presence in Oxford, Valencia and Copenhagen. The company's mission is "to secure all software by uniting security and development communities"

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