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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.

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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

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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 281 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.

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.

Architecture & Design Follow 898 Followers

How GitHub Designed its New Load Balancer

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 26, 2016

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.

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GitHub Introduces Reviews, Projects, Improved API, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 14, 2016

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.

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Git 2.10 Improves Push and Worktree Commands, Adds Style Options, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 05, 2016

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.

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Google BigQuery Now Allows to Query All Open-Source Projects on GitHub

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Jul 08, 2016 2

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.

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GitLab 8.9 Adds File Locking, Hardware U2F Support

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 24, 2016

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.

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GitHub Announces Electron 1.0, Devtron and Unlimited Private Repositories

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  May 11, 2016

GitHub has announced the Electron 1.0 milestone and a new pricing model including unlimited private repositories for paid plans.

Java Follow 485 Followers

Oracle to Close Java.net and Kenai.com Forges

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 6 Followers on  May 11, 2016 2

Oracle has announced that the Kenai.com and Java.net forges will be closed in approximately one year; project administrators have been advised to request all their project data so they can continue to operate elsewhere. The move seems to be aligned to other similar decisions in the market, after sites like Codehaus and Google Code also announced previous closures.

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GitHub’s DGit Improves Reliability, Performance, and Availability

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 07, 2016 1

GitHub has been quietly rolling out DGit, short for “distributed Git”, a new distributed storage system built on top of Git with the aim of improving reliability, availability, and performance of using GitHub.

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Agile Epics in GitHub with ZenHub Epics

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 05, 2016

GitHub-based project management solution ZenHub has recently introduced “Epics”, a new tool that provides a complete re-work of GitHub issues and issue management that aims to make it possible to fully manage product roadmaps inside of GitHub.

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Git 2.8 Adds Improvements to Submodules, Identity Handling, and Windows Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 29, 2016

Recently [announced](https://github.com/blog/2131-git-2-8-has-been-released) Git 2.8 brings many new features, improvements, and bug fixes. Among the most noteworthy are parallel fetch for submodules, an improvement to how Git handles a user's identity, and better support for Windows.

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