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GitHub Engineering Adopts New Architecture for MySQL High Availability

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 14 Followers on  Jul 08, 2018 2

Github.com uses MySQL as a backbone for many of its critical services like the API, authentication and the Github.com website itself. Github’s engineering team replaced its previous DNS and VIP based setup with one based on Orchestrator, Consul and the Github Load Balancer to get around split brain and DNS caching issues.

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Git 2.18 Adds Support for Git Protocol Version 2

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 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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Microsoft to Acquire GitHub for $7.5 Billion

by Daniel Bryant Follow 660 Followers on  Jun 04, 2018

Microsoft has announced an agreement to acquire GitHub, the software development platform and web-based hosting service for version control using Git. The deal should close later in the year, and both parties have stated that GitHub will remain an open platform that is committed to supporting developers using any tools and deploying to any platform.

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Git Vulnerability May Lead to Arbitrary Code Execution

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 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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GitHub Checks API Enables Apps for Advanced Continuous Integration

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 Followers on  May 09, 2018

GitHub Checks API aims to make it possible to integrate code checks into a continuous integration workflow. For example this could mean linting a source file and present the results directly in the pull request view. The feedback can be so detailed as desired, e.g., showing the line of code causing a problem, thus allowing the commit author to fix the issues and run a new check on the code.

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Trunk Based Development as a Cornerstone for Continuous Delivery

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 22, 2018 2

Dave Farley, co-author of the pivotal Continuous Delivery book, recently wrote about push-back to the practice of trunk based development, despite evidence of its role in achieving the benefits of CI and high performing teams. Jez Humble, his co-author, also commented in a twitter-thread on the cultural aspects of the practice to understand its relation to programmer psyche.

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Git 2.17 Improves Moved Code Diffs and Object Search

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 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.

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GitHub Security Alerts Detected over Four Million Vulnerabilities

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 Followers on  Mar 21, 2018

Launched last October, GitHub security alerts significantly reduced the time it takes for developers to remove vulnerabilities from their Ruby and JavaScript projects, says GitHub.

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Ankyra Presents “Escape”, a Release Automation Tool That Manages Platforms as Logical Components

by Daniel Bryant Follow 660 Followers on  Mar 20, 2018

Over the last ten years there has been increased focus on infrastructure as code (IaC) tooling, primarily driven by the rise of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and API-driven infrastructure. InfoQ discussed the challenges of homogenising this tooling with Bart Spaans, founder of Ankyra, who is an expert in the domain of infrastructure and release engineering.

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GitHub Licensed Aims to Make it Easier to Comply with OSS Licenses

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

GitHub Licensed is an open-source tool that aims to simplify the chore of ensuring license soundness and documentation for all dependencies of a GitHub project.

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Why Software Developers Should Take Ethics into Consideration

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Mar 08, 2018 2

Most of the software that influences the behavior of human beings wasn’t created with strong ethical constructs around it. Software developers should ask themselves ethical questions like “who does this affect?”, “who could get hurt by this?”, and “who does this disadvantage or advantage?”, try to answer them, and be comfortable with questions they can’t answer yet.

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SaaS Platform for Managing Configurations Enters Private Beta

by Richard Seroter Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 17, 2018 1

Config is a new SaaS offering for managing configuration files. Created by Bien David in 2017, the company looks to simplify how teams store and access configurations used by systems, apps, modules, environments, and server instances. InfoQ spoke to the team behind Config to learn more about how these problems are solved.

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Go Language Now Accepts Patches via GitHub Pull Requests

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018

Google has started mirroring GitHub PRs for Go into Gerrit, Go’s upstream Git server, thus making it easier for developers to contribute to Go development.

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GitHub Introduces Multiple Commit Authors

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

GitHub has started supporting multiple commit authors. The new feature is meant to improve collaboration from several developers on the same commits or pulls requests and ensures every author gets attribution of their commits in their profile contributions graph and the repository’s statistics.

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DevOps Workbench Launched by ZeroStack

by Helen Beal Follow 5 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018

Private cloud provider, ZeroStack, has announced a self-service capability from which developers can create their own workbenches. Forty developer tools from a mix of open source and commercial providers are available to users of the DevOps Workbench through Zerostack’s Intelligent Cloud Platform.

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