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GitHub GraphQL API is out of Early Access

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 08, 2017

GitHub GraphQL API has recently become generally available. InfoQ has spoken with GitHub senior engineering manager Kyle Daigle.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

How to Build Open Source Communities

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 08, 2017

Seeing programming as a social activity changes how we build communities around programming. We should focus on building a community, and not on building a codebase, argued Ash Furrow at Craft. He suggested using a code of conduct, moving long or heated discussions into a Skype call or Google Hangout, avoiding fixing easy issues yourself, and distributing power and responsibilities.

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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.

Development Follow 192 Followers

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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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.

DevOps Follow 305 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 130 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.

Development Follow 192 Followers

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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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 192 Followers

GitHub New Organization Membership APIs Now in Preview

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 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 235 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 147 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 794 Followers

How GitHub Designed its New Load Balancer

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 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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