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Bundle.update: NetBeans and OSGi

by Alex Blewitt on  Feb 22, 2010 2

Since the last Bundle.update, a new milestone of NetBeans adds support for embedding OSGi bundles, and this week's London OSGi DevCon promises to be of interest. ECF 3.2 has been released, and EGit/JGit is making strong headway in the world of DVCS.

BERT as Dynamic Alternative to Protocol Buffers/Thrift

by Werner Schuster on  Nov 02, 2009 3

Google's ProtocolBuffers and Facebook's Thrift are options for binary serialization, but not ones that pleased the GitHub team - so they created BERT/BERT-RPC based on the Erlang's 'external term format'. BERT/BERT-RPC now power parts of Github's internal communication.

Git# Offers Git Access for .NET and Mono Projects

by Abel Avram on  Oct 13, 2009

Git# is a .NET and Mono version of the popular source code management system, Git, obtained by porting JGit to C#. Other related projects are: msysgit and gitextensions.

GitHub Stops Automatic Gem Building

by Werner Schuster on  Oct 10, 2009

GitHub has stopped automatically building Gems, and will stop their Gem server a year from now. The GitHub team suggests Gemcutter as alternative Gem hosting site next to RubyForge.

The Future of _why's Libraries such as Markaby and Hpricot

by Werner Schuster on  Aug 25, 2009

With the sudden disappearance of _why, some popular libraries as Markaby, Hpricot and others are orphaned. We look at the effort to find maintainers for some, and at replacements for other libraries.

Rip: A New Package Management System for Ruby

by Mirko Stocker on  Jun 14, 2009

Rip is a new package management system for Ruby. Why a new package management system? We talked to Rip developer Chris Wanstrath from GitHub to learn more.

JRuby Roundup: GitHub:FI, JRuby on JBoss with TorqueBox, EngineYard with JRuby Support

by Werner Schuster on  Jun 02, 2009

GitHub now offers an installable version of the service for users who want to keep their code inside their network - and it's built on JRuby. TorqueBox is a new solution for running JRuby on Rails on JBoss, complete with integration for job queues and SIP integration Also: EngineYard announced it will start providing JRuby as a hosting option in July.

GitHub Announces Issue Tracker and New API

by Mirko Stocker on  Apr 21, 2009 1

GitHub now also offers an issue tracker, integrated with their Git repository hosting. The issue tracker is also accessible through their new API 2.

Run Code Run: Hosted Continuous Integration

by Mirko Stocker on  Apr 06, 2009

RunCodeRun is a hosted continuous integration service for Ruby projects on GitHub, developed by Relevance. We take a first look at the project and talked to its developer Rob Sanheim.

IronRuby moves to Github

by Robert Bazinet on  Dec 01, 2008

Microsoft recently announced they had moved their IronRuby project to GitHub. The announcement, like many projects these days, shows the project moving from its current Subversion repository to a Git repository located on Github.

Interview: Tom Preston-Werner on Powerset, GitHub, Ruby and Erlang

by Werner Schuster on  Oct 17, 2008 1

In this interview filmed at RubyFringe 2008, Tom Preston-Werner talks about how both Powerset and GitHub use Ruby and Erlang, as well as tools like Fuzed, god, and more.

Pros and Cons of GitHub vs RubyForge as Gem Source

by Mirko Stocker on  Aug 14, 2008

GitHub recently added its own RubyGems server with an integrated Gems release process. Only problem: these Gems are not automatically available because RubyGems defaults to RubyForge as source. We talked to RubyGems maintainer Eric Hodel, PJ Hyett from GitHub, and Tom Copeland from RubyForge about the problems and possible solutions.

Github Gist: Versioning For Pasted Code

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 24, 2008

Demoed at RubyFringe, Github introduced a new service called Gist. While similar to popular paste services, it adds a twist: pasted snippets can be accessed like git repositories, which can be updated from the web interface.

Erlang and Ruby Roundup: Vertebra, Scaling with Fuzed, Github

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 16, 2008

Recently a few popular Ruby projects have started using Erlang. We look at how EngineYard's Vertebra, Powerset's Fuzed and recently Github make use of Erlang.

Article: Distributed Version Control Systems - a guide

by Niclas Nilsson on  May 09, 2008 29

Since Linus Torvalds presentation at Google about git in May 2007, the adoption and interest for Distributed Version Control Systems has been constantly rising. In this article, Sebastien Auvray introduces the concept of Distributed Version Control, see when to use it, why it may be better than what you're currently using, and have a look at three actors in the area: git, Mercurial and Bazaar.

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