Microsoft (GitHub) is aquiring Javascript's NPM repository

This is an interesting development. Microsoft has TypeScript, but isn’t really the company I think of when I think of JS development. It seems NPM has been floundering a bit, and I found this Tweet from 2019 amusing:


While I rarely use JavaScript (Backend Dev here), I’m going to be honest: I’m optimistic, I’ve seen GitHub pick up a lot of things and make them even more accessible/stable/nicer to use.

My workplace tends to use yarn for the JS packages and from what I hear of the front-enders it’s more preferable. Maybe it could be turned around with the help of GitHub?