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This article was published on March 12, 2015


Google Code is shutting down

Google Code is shutting down
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

Google’s project hosting service, Google Code, is shutting down. If you haven’t already moved your projects to GitHub, now might be the time to start the migration.

Launched in 2006, Google Code has been operating in the shadow of GitHub for years and today the search giant announced that new project creation has been disabled. In August of this year, the site will become read-only. So you’ll no longer be able to update projects, but you will be able to read and view source code, issues and wikis.

Finally, on January 25, 2016 the service will be shut down. After that, you’ll be able to download tarballs of projects. Those downloads will be available through the end of 2016.

To help get current projects off the site, Google has an Export to Github tool to make the migration easy.

➤ Bidding farewell to Google Code

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