GitHub has been at work for the last year to develop a new load balancer, the GitHub Load Balancer (GLB), aimed to be able to scale to billions of connections per day running on commodity hardware. GitHub engineers Joe Williams and Theo Julienne explain how GLB was designed.
At GitHub Universe conference in San Francisco, GitHub co-founder and CEO Chris Wansrath announced new tools and features aimed to improve collaboration through formal code reviews and Kanban-like project management. Additionally, GitHub will make it easier to integrate with the platform by launching a public platform roadmap and defining a formal process to solicit feedback and launch updates.
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.
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 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.
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.
DevOps transformation projects are increasingly appealing to established enterprises. InfoQ spoke to three businesses focused on DevOps consulting to understand how they are helping businesses make the change.
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.
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.
A full snapshot of more than 2.8 million open source project hosted on GitHub is now available in Google’s BigQuery, Google and GitHub announced. This will make it possible to query almost 2 billion source files hosted on GitHub using SQL.
The release of GitLab 8.9 brings a file locking, a refreshed UI, and hardware-based two-factor authentication. Teaming up with Yubico, developers can now use a hardware YubiKey to automatically authenticate a GitLab session without having to type in a 6-digit TOTP code. In addition, file locking will keep binary assets from getting destroyed during a merge.
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.
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.
RightScale published the results of its survey report highlighting the devops trends in the industry. Docker, Puppet and Chef dominate the tools market, with Docker adoption rising in the enterprise.
GitLab has recently introduced its integrated Docker container registry, which aims to integrate the use of Docker container images within GitLab's continuous integration tools, writes Mark Pundsack, head of product at GitLab.