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Development Follow 219 Followers

GitLab 9 Brings Subgroups, Deploy Boards, and Integrated Monitoring

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 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 154 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 219 Followers

GitHub Steps Up to Recognizing Developers' Creative Rights

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 22, 2017

GitHub’s Balanced Employee Intellectual Property agreement (BEIPA) is an attempt to strike a new balance to assign developers more rights on their intellectual creation outside of work. By making it an open source project, GitHub also hopes to make it reusable and open to outside contributions.

Development Follow 219 Followers

GitHub Invites Developers to Contribute to the Open Source Guides

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Feb 24, 2017

GitHub has recently launched its Open Source Guides, a collection of resources addressing the most common scenarios and best practices for both contributors and maintainers of open source projects. The guides themselves are open source and GitHub is actively inviting developers to participate and share their stories. InfoQ spoke with Brandon Keepers, GitHub’s Head of Open Source.

Development Follow 219 Followers

How Microsoft Solved Git’s Problem with Large Repositories

by Jonathan Allen Follow 249 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 219 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 219 Followers

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

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 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.

DevOps Follow 353 Followers

HashiCorp Release Terraform 0.8, Including an Interactive Console, and Vault and Nomad Providers

by Daniel Bryant Follow 275 Followers on  Jan 04, 2017 1

HashiCorp has released v0.8 of Terraform, an open source tool that enables the building, combining and launching of programmable infrastructure providers such as Amazon Web Services, VMware vSphere, and UltraDNS. Major new functionality includes an interactive console, conditional values, and HashiCorp Vault and Nomad providers.

Development Follow 219 Followers

GitLab 8.15 Introduces Auto Deploy and Web Terminal

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 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 219 Followers

Git 2.11 Improves SHA-1 Name Handling, Performance and More

by Rags Srinivas Follow 2 Followers on  Nov 30, 2016

Git 2.11 improves SHA-1 name handling, performance and more

Development Follow 219 Followers

GitHub New Organization Membership APIs Now in Preview

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 30, 2016

GitHub has introduced new API endpoints to better manage organizations on its platform. A new Outside Collaborators API will enable remote administration of access privileges and user-management.

Culture & Methods Follow 277 Followers

Open Source Development at the UK Government

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 17, 2016 1

New code developed for GOV.UK will be open by default. Coding in the open enables reuse and increases transparency. The UK government wants to provide digital services which are so good that people want to use them; services which are leading to better interaction between the government and citizen.

Development Follow 219 Followers

GitLab Survey Highlights Some Trends among Developers

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 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.

Java Follow 483 Followers

Proposed Consolidation of JDK 10 OpenJDK Mercurial Repositories

by Michael Redlich Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 21, 2016

Joe Darcy, JDK Engineer at Oracle, proposed a consolidation of the Mercurial (Hg) repositories for JDK 10 OpenJDK to a single repository that sparked a debate over scalability, performance, and other difficulties.

Web API Follow 158 Followers

GitHub Adopts New GraphQL API

by Margot Krouwer Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 12, 2016

GitHub recently introduced at their Github Universe conference the alpha release of their new API, written in Facebook’s GraphQL (a query language that allows for self-service API contracts). GitHub writes in its engineering blog that its main reason for switching API paradigms is lack of scalability with their existing RESTful contracts.

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