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GitHub Incident Analysis Shows How to Improve Service Reliability

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Nov 01, 2018

On October 21, 2018, GitHub users experienced a degraded service during 24 hours due to an incident caused by routine maintenance work. This led to the display of outdated and inconsistent information and to the unavailability of webhooks and other internal services for 24 hours. GitHub post-incident report shows where things failed and suggests how to improve site reliability.

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GitHub Octoverse 2018 Highlights

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Oct 24, 2018

Octoverse is the annual survey that GitHub conducts among its developers to take the pulse of the community. Here the most significant highlights from this year’s edition.

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GitHub Release Developer Workflow Tools: Actions, Suggested Changes & Security Alerts for .NET/Java

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Oct 17, 2018

At GitHub Universe in San Francisco, GitHub announced a number of new tools to help developers make their workflows more effective, including Actions, Suggested Changes, Security Alerts for .NET and Java, and more.

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New Git Submodule Vulnerability Patched

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Oct 10, 2018

The Git community has disclosed a security vulnerability affecting the clone and submodule commands that could enable remote code execution when vulnerable machines access malicious repositories. The vulnerability, which has been assigned CVE–2018–17456 by Mitre, has been fixed in Git 2.19.1.

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GitHub Expands Its Learning Offerings with Four New Online Courses

by Diogo Carleto Follow 46 Followers on  Aug 08, 2018

GitHub Learning Lab is an initiative launched earlier this year to help people of all skill levels use GitHub. GitHub has released four new courses, Uploading to GitHub, Migrating to GitHub, Community Starter Kit, and Introduction to HTML.

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Instana Releases Sample Microservice Application

by Helen Beal Follow 6 Followers on  Jul 26, 2018

Instana, provider of AI powered monitoring solutions for dynamic containerised microservice applications, announced at QCon New York the release of Stan’s Robot Shop, a sample microservice application that can be used as a sandbox to test and learn about microservice architecture, containerised application orchestration and automatic monitoring techniques.

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GitHub Engineering Adopts New Architecture for MySQL High Availability

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 18 Followers on  Jul 08, 2018 4

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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Microsoft to Acquire GitHub for $7.5 Billion

by Daniel Bryant Follow 824 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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GitHub Checks API Enables Apps for Advanced Continuous Integration

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 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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GitHub Security Alerts Detected over Four Million Vulnerabilities

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 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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GitHub Licensed Aims to Make it Easier to Comply with OSS Licenses

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 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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Go Language Now Accepts Patches via GitHub Pull Requests

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 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 21 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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The Hottest Tech Trends in 2018 According to GitHub

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Dec 10, 2017

Data, workflow integration, and open source tools are among the trends that Jason Warner, GitHub senior vice-president of technology, identifies as key for company success in 2018.

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GitHub Launches Security Alerts

by Andrew Morgan Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 25, 2017

GitHub has launched a new security alerts feature which will scan a project's dependencies for known vulnerabilities. Once found, users will be automatically alerted and presented with more information about the vulnerability, including its severity level and resolution steps.

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