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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 This led to the display of outdated and inconsistent information and to the unavailability of webhooks and other internal services for 24 hours.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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Compliance in an Agile World

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Sep 14, 2018

Compliance is about making sure that you are doing the right thing and being able to prove it. With agile and frequent deliveries, you need to build compliance into the process of delivery. Making compliance obligation part of the thing that DevOps teams own increases the likelihood of success.

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Git 2.19 Improves Diff, Branch, Grep, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Sep 13, 2018

The latest release of Git brings a wealth of new features and internal changes, including improved diff, branch and grep, better command line completion, a new range-diff command, and more.

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"GitOps": Weaveworks Explain Their Model for Using Developer Tooling to Implement CI/CD

by Daniel Bryant Follow 824 Followers on  Sep 06, 2018

Over the past year, the Weaveworks team has increasingly refined the ideas around the practice of “GitOps”, their name for how they use developer tooling to drive operations and to implement continuous delivery.

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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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Git 2.18 Adds Support for Git Protocol Version 2

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Jun 29, 2018 1

Support for the Git wire Protocol version 2 is now available in the latest official version of the Git client, Git 2.18, along with other new features aimed at improving performance and UI.

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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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Git Vulnerability May Lead to Arbitrary Code Execution

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Jun 03, 2018

A flaw in Git submodule name validation makes it possible for a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on developer machines. Additionally, an attacker could get access to portion of system memory. Both vulnerabilities have been already patched in Git 2.17.1, 2.16.4, 2.15.2, and other versions.

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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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Trunk Based Development as a Cornerstone for Continuous Delivery

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 8 Followers on  Apr 22, 2018 4

Dave Farley, co-author of the pivotal Continuous Delivery book, recently wrote about push-back to the practice of trunk based development, despite evidence of its role in achieving the benefits of CI and high performing teams. Jez Humble, his co-author, also commented in a twitter-thread on the cultural aspects of the practice to understand its relation to programmer psyche.

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