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Architecture & Design Follow 808 Followers

How GitHub Uses Spokes for Cross Data-Center Replication

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 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 236 Followers

GitHub for Testers

by Ben Linders Follow 12 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.

Development Follow 197 Followers

Microsoft Has Moved the Windows Code Repo to Git

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  May 25, 2017

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

Development Follow 197 Followers

Git Continues to Improve Security and UI in Version 2.13

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 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.

Development Follow 197 Followers

GitLab 9 Brings Subgroups, Deploy Boards, and Integrated Monitoring

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 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.

.NET Follow 134 Followers

Visual Studio 2017 Now Supports Git Via SSH

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 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.

Development Follow 197 Followers

How Microsoft Solved Git’s Problem with Large Repositories

by Jonathan Allen Follow 203 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).

Development Follow 197 Followers

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

by David Iffland Follow 3 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.

Development Follow 197 Followers

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

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 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.

Development Follow 197 Followers

GitLab 8.15 Introduces Auto Deploy and Web Terminal

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers 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.

Development Follow 197 Followers

GitLab Survey Highlights Some Trends among Developers

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers 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.

Development Follow 197 Followers

BitBucket Introduces Disaster Recovery and Merge Strategies

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers 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.

Development Follow 197 Followers

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

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 236 Followers

Continuous Deployment at Coolblue

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers 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.

Development Follow 197 Followers

New GitLab Issue Board Aims to Improve Issue Management

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers 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.

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