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Thoughtworks Technology Radar March 2012

by Craig Smith on  Mar 22, 2012 7

ThoughtWorks recently published the latest update to its Technology Radar; a report produced to help technology decision makers understand emerging trends in software development techniques, tools, languages and platforms. There are some interesting observations of interest to Agile software development teams.

GitHub Has Open Sourced Janky, A CI Server

by Abel Avram on  Dec 23, 2011

GitHub has open sourced Janky, their Continuous Integration server built on top of Jenkins and augmented with Hubot, a chat automation tool.

Interview with Spring Social Lead Craig Walls

by Alex Blewitt on  Sep 19, 2011

Following on from the recent release of Spring Social, InfoQ caught up with Craig Walls, lead of the project. The interview covered the current state of the project, as well as the community involvement since its release.

GitHub Adds Web-Based File Edit and Commit Feature

by Werner Schuster on  Aug 16, 2011

GitHub just added a new feature: files in the web view of a Git repository can now be edited and then committed in the browser. A similar feature was added to Google Code a few months ago.

Google Code Gets Git

by Alex Blewitt on  Jul 15, 2011 5

Google Code has finally released support for Git repositories on Google Code, adding to the existing DVCS support with Mercurial and the CVCS support of Subversion. The only remaining player not to fully move towards Git repositories is now Apache, which has its own read-only copies of a writable Subversion repository.

GitHub Releases OSX Client

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 22, 2011

GitHub have launched a desktop client for Mac OS X called simply GitHub for Mac.

GitHub Passes 2m Repositories

by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 21, 2011

GitHub recently announced they had passed two million git repositories hosted, with 70% being created in the last year alone and an expected 1m users later this year. What else is new at GitHub?

Eclipse on GitHub

by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 01, 2011

First Haskell, and now Eclipse moves to GitHub. Only Git repositories are being mirrored to GitHub, but there's more than 70 repositories already created at the Eclipse Foundation page on GitHub. With EGit 0.11 being released as part of 3.6.2 and aiming for a 1.0 release in Eclipse 3.7, there's more demand than ever to move to Git for Eclipse projects.

Haskell moves to Git

by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 01, 2011

The well-known Haskell implementation GHC is moving from Darcs to a repository on GitHub, citing wider tool support and faster operations.

RubyGems.org Replaces RubyForge as Gem Host

by Paul Blair on  Mar 30, 2010

With a recent announcement from Nick Quaranto, RubyGems.org has become the default gem source for RubyGems. The three domains gemcutter.org, gems.rubyforge.org, and rubygems.org now all point to the same place, and gem serving and installation work for all three. RubyGems.org is the main web front end, to which the other two sites redirect. The secure site, https://rubygems.org, is also now live.

EGit Eclipse Git plug-in released

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 26, 2010 1

The first public version of the org.eclipse EGit plug-in version 0.7.1 has been released at EclipseCon. EGit is based on the pure Java implementation JGit, which means that it has no external dependencies or native code requirements; something which has historically hindered the adoption of Eclipse's Subversion support.

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.

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