Development Code Repository GitHub went down yesterday and productivity in the development community ground to a halt (albeit for an hour).

Around 9:30am PT there started to come reports of issues with the service and shortly after, Github changed its status from “Minor Service Outage” to “Major Service Outage”.

 


No reports yet on what caused the outage, but service was restored shortly after 10:30am PT.

 


This does raise questions on dependency and how businesses can cope when third party tools such as GitHub go down.

It also raises questions as to what to do with zombie like developers, when they cannot function for an hour.