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GitHub New Organization Membership APIs Now in Preview

by 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.

Open Source Development at the UK Government

by 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.

GitHub Adopts New GraphQL API

by 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.

How GitHub Designed its New Load Balancer

by 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.

GitHub Introduces Reviews, Projects, Improved API, and More

by 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.

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

by 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.

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

by 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.

GitLab 8.9 Adds File Locking, Hardware U2F Support

by 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.

GitHub Announces Electron 1.0, Devtron and Unlimited Private Repositories

by on  May 11, 2016

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

Oracle to Close Java.net and Kenai.com Forges

by 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.

GitHub’s DGit Improves Reliability, Performance, and Availability

by 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.

Agile Epics in GitHub with ZenHub Epics

by 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.

GitHub Introduces Reactions to Provide Feedback on Issues and Pull Requests

by on  Mar 14, 2016

Following on from the introduction of templates, GitHub has added another new feature, Reactions, that aims to allow developers to vote on issues, comments, or PRs using emoticons.

GitHub Introduce Issue and Pull Request Templates, Direct File Upload

by on  Feb 23, 2016

GitHub introduced a new, highly requested feature that will allow project maintainers to define custom templates for issues and pull requests. Additionally, GitHub’s web UI now supports the possibility of uploading files.

GitHub Responds to 'Dear GitHub' letter

by on  Feb 12, 2016

GitHub has responded to the 'Dear GitHub' letter, with plans of how they propose to address the issues raised in the future.

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