GitHub Adopts New GraphQL API

by Margot Krouwer 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 Sergio De Simone 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 Sergio De Simone 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 Sergio De Simone 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 Sergio De Simone 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 David Iffland 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 Abel Avram 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 and Forges

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  May 11, 2016 2

Oracle has announced that the and 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 Sergio De Simone 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 Sergio De Simone 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 Sergio De Simone 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 Sergio De Simone 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 Alex Blewitt 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.

GitHub Pages Moves to Jekyll 3.0 to Improve Performance

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 09, 2016

According to GitHub, Jekyll 3.0 will make GitHub Pages faster and easier to use, though the switch will not be painless for all existing sites due to some features being removed in the process.

"Dear GitHub…" — An Open Letter to GitHub

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 18, 2016 1

A growing group of open source project maintainers, including some of the most popular projects on GitHub, have signed an open letter to express their frustration and complaints about what they experience as a feeling of being ignored and being invisible to GitHub’s eyes. InfoQ has spoken with James Kyle, one of the open letter’s initial signees.

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