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How Microsoft Solved Git’s Problem with Large Repositories

by Jonathan Allen 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).

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

by David Iffland 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.

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

by Sergio De Simone 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.

GitLab 8.15 Introduces Auto Deploy and Web Terminal

by Sergio De Simone on  Dec 27, 2016

The latest GitLab version, 8.15, provides new CD/CI features aimed to automate deployments on a variety of platforms and to make it easier to reach your staging or production deployments through a command line interface.

GitLab Survey Highlights Some Trends among Developers

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 04, 2016

GitLab has released the outcomes of a survey they conducted among software professionals from 362 startups from July 6 through July 27. Main highlights are developers' preference for using latest tools and more collaboration; security is high-priority, but 81 percent admitted to releasing software before it’s ready.

BitBucket Introduces Disaster Recovery and Merge Strategies

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 11, 2016

Recently released BitBucket Server and BitBucket Data Center 4.9 bring the possibility of defining a strategy for disaster recovery, setting a preferred merge strategy, and more.

Git 2.10 Improves Push and Worktree Commands, Adds Style Options, and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 05, 2016

Recently released Git 2.10 adds a few useful features to push, including more accurate progress info, support for extra options, and an improved --force-with-lease. Additionally, a few new options make working with signatures more convenient, and coloring schemes can use italic and strikethrough styles.

Continuous Deployment at Coolblue

by Ben Linders on  Sep 01, 2016

Continuous deployment results in a higher sense of responsibility and better quality of deployments, argues Paul de Raaij, technical pathfinder at Coolblue. Coding standards prevent your code base from becoming a mess, automated inspections are great for tedious and boring checks, and manual checks are great for checking if the logic or use of code actually makes sense.

New GitLab Issue Board Aims to Improve Issue Management

by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 22, 2016

GitLab has announced a new integrated tool, GitLab Issue Board, aimed to improve issue prioritization, release planning, and communication by allowing developer teams to visualize and organize issues through a flexible multi-column board.

Bitbucket Cloud Adds Beta Support for Git Large File Storage

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 20, 2016

Previously available on BitBucket Server, Git Large File Storage now reaches Bitbucket Cloud, Atlassian’s cloud-based code management solution, writes Atlassian engineer Szilard Szasz-Toth.

BitKeeper Reaches 7.3, Adds Fast Import from Git and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 20, 2016

Recently released BitKeeper 7.3ce includes a new feature aimed to quickly import Git repositories, the possibility of deleting tags, and several changes to existing features.

Git 2.9 Adds New Features to Merge, Rebase, Commit, and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 17, 2016 2

Git 2.9 has been just announced. It will bring new features to the merge, rebase, and commit workflows, among many other improvements and bug fixes.

HyperDev Spins Up New Web Apps with No Effort

by David Iffland on  Jun 09, 2016

Fog Creek Software has released a new web-based tool to create a new web app, live on the internet, without any of the chores normally associated with creating a new app. Called HyperDev, it allows for collaborative front- and back-end development using Node.js.

GitLab 8.7 Released

by David Iffland on  Apr 25, 2016 1

GitLab version 8.7 has been released, the latest in the company's monthly cycle. The newest version adds new features and creature comforts and makes some minor performance improvements.

GitLab and DigitalOcean Offer Free Hosting for GitLab CI to Open Source Community

by Sergio De Simone on  Apr 21, 2016

GitLab, maker of the homonymous Git-based code management and continuous integration platform, and Y Combinator cloud platform provider DigitalOcean have partnered to provide free hosting to the open source community to move their continuous integration to the cloud.

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