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New Git Submodule Vulnerability Patched

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Oct 10, 2018

The Git community has disclosed a security vulnerability affecting the clone and submodule commands that could enable remote code execution when vulnerable machines access malicious repositories. The vulnerability, which has been assigned CVE–2018–17456 by Mitre, has been fixed in Git 2.19.1.

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Git 2.19 Improves Diff, Branch, Grep, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Sep 13, 2018

The latest release of Git brings a wealth of new features and internal changes, including improved diff, branch and grep, better command line completion, a new range-diff command, and more.

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"GitOps": Weaveworks Explain Their Model for Using Developer Tooling to Implement CI/CD

by Daniel Bryant Follow 771 Followers on  Sep 06, 2018

Over the past year, the Weaveworks team has increasingly refined the ideas around the practice of “GitOps”, their name for how they use developer tooling to drive operations and to implement continuous delivery.

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Git 2.18 Adds Support for Git Protocol Version 2

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Jun 29, 2018 1

Support for the Git wire Protocol version 2 is now available in the latest official version of the Git client, Git 2.18, along with other new features aimed at improving performance and UI.

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Git Vulnerability May Lead to Arbitrary Code Execution

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Jun 03, 2018

A flaw in Git submodule name validation makes it possible for a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on developer machines. Additionally, an attacker could get access to portion of system memory. Both vulnerabilities have been already patched in Git 2.17.1, 2.16.4, 2.15.2, and other versions.

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Git 2.17 Improves Moved Code Diffs and Object Search

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Apr 13, 2018

Git latest release, version 2.17, brings a multiplicity of improvements and minor new features, including better moved code coloring, finding objects in history, and more.

Architecture & Design Follow 2435 Followers

How GitHub Uses Spokes for Cross Data-Center Replication

by Andrew Morgan Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 19, 2017

Micheal Haggerty, infrastructure engineer at GitHub, has published a blog explaining how GitHub has engineered Spokes, their replication system, to function over large distances. This includes reducing round trips, introducing a three-phase commit, reference update performance optimisations and various other tweaks.

Culture & Methods Follow 807 Followers

GitHub for Testers

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Jul 27, 2017

Talk to a developer about version control, and you’ll likely hear about Git as a workflow tool, and GitHub as both a place to store code and a personal resume. It can be beneficial for testers to join and use Github for personal and professional projects and to contribute to existing projects.

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Microsoft Has Moved the Windows Code Repo to Git

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  May 25, 2017

Microsoft has completed the move of their Windows codebase from Source Depot to Git using GVFS.

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Git Continues to Improve Security and UI in Version 2.13

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  May 15, 2017

The latest release of Git introduces many changes aimed to improve its user interface, while also fixing two significant vulnerabilities.

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GitLab 9 Brings Subgroups, Deploy Boards, and Integrated Monitoring

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Mar 31, 2017

GitLab has announced version 9 of its collaborative platform for software development. Some of its most notable new features are subgroups and integrated performance monitoring, among others. InfoQ has spoken with Sid Sijbrandij, Co-Founder and CEO at GitLab.

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Visual Studio 2017 Now Supports Git Via SSH

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Mar 28, 2017

Microsoft has switched to git.exe so that Visual Studio 2017 can have better Git support. This has enabled several features that were lacking in previous versions.

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How Microsoft Solved Git’s Problem with Large Repositories

by Jonathan Allen Follow 615 Followers on  Feb 08, 2017

While Git is often considered to be the best version control software in wide adoption, the way entire repositories are copied onto the developer’s machine can be a deal breaker. Microsoft discovered this when they tried to migrate a 300 GB repository from their internal system to Git. The end result was the creation of the Git Virtual File System (GVFS).

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Fatigue, Spam, and Lack of Backups Take down GitLab.com

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 03, 2017 1

What started out as an attempt to protect GitLab.com from spammers turned sour as engineer fatigue and a lack of backups took the site down for nearly 18 hours and the loss of six hours worth of production data.

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GitLab 8.16 Now Includes Monitoring and Extends Auto Deploy to Google Container Engine

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Jan 27, 2017

Following the introduction of auto-deploy to Kubernetes on OpenShift last month, GitLab 8.16 makes auto-deploy available on Google Cloud. Additionally, GitLab 8.16 improves its issue search and filter UI, and includes monitoring tool Prometheus and Slack-alternative Mattermost.

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