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How GitHub Revamped its DNS Infrastructure

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 04, 2017

GitHub moved from a fairly simple DNS infrastructure that served its requirements fairly well for many years to a new architecture that better supports working at GitHub scale, writes GitHub senior infrastructure engineer Joe Williams.

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GitHub Surveys Open Source: Documentation, License, Usage at Work

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 03, 2017 1

GitHub has conducted a survey on open source projects, publishing the results they found analyzing the data collected. They were interested in how developers relate to open source, what the role of documentation is and the level and impact of negative interactions appearing in projects.

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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.

Culture & Methods Follow 221 Followers

Bridging the Gap between Legacy Systems and Modern Techniques

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  May 25, 2017

Aging platforms that are managed with manual, time consuming processes can be costly. Teams can make a business case to management based on hours lost by repetitive work or re-work caused by human error for introducing modern techniques like automation tools and containers. The result is a predictable and repeatable process with minimal human interaction to deploy more often and more confidently.

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GitHub Rewrites its Desktop Client Using Electron

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  May 16, 2017 6

GitHub moved away from the native implementations of its macOS and Windows clients and replaced them with a complete rewrite based on Electron, announced GitHub’s director of client applications Phil Haack. Along with GitHub Desktop Beta, GitHub has also introduced a new beta of Atom sporting out-of-the-box Git and GitHub Integration. InfoQ has spoken with Haack.

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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.

Culture & Methods Follow 221 Followers

Refocusing e-Commerce with Lean

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  May 11, 2017

Auchan:Direct, the online grocery delivery service of Auchan France, decided to apply lean to develop a new e-Commerce website. Their CEO was the first customer and they used continuous and fast feedback from their clients on the new experience to improve website quality using continuous delivery.

DevOps Follow 297 Followers

Jenkins Gets a Facelift with Release of Blue Ocean 1.0

by Craig Smith Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 25, 2017

Jenkins, the popular open source automation server that is used by development teams worldwide for continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines, has recently announced the general availability of Blue Ocean 1.0.

.NET Follow 126 Followers

CodePlex Shuts Down; Migration to GitHub Recommended

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 01, 2017

Microsoft has decided to stop providing free hosting services for open source projects via CodePlex. Instead they have recommend moving to GitHub or other hosting providers.

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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.

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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.

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GitHub Steps Up to Recognizing Developers' Creative Rights

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 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.

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GitHub Invites Developers to Contribute to the Open Source Guides

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 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.

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How Microsoft Solved Git’s Problem with Large Repositories

by Jonathan Allen Follow 189 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).

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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.

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