Google Code Goes Dark

So Google are shutting down Google Code.
To be honest, I don’t think it will be much missed. It’s a tacit acknowledgement that the state-of-the-art for code-hosting sites, and even how to run code-hosting sites, has moved far beyond it with GitHub.
Google have obviously worked with GitHub and BitBucket to support migration. And, ironically, even support migration back to SourceForge, a site which predates Google Code and which was probably going before the GitHub guys were even born.
I have some nostalgia for the old days of Slashdot and SourceForge. It would be nice if this was a boost to the older site. I wonder when they’ll acknowledge it on their blog.