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How Microsoft Solved Git’s Problem with Large Repositories

by Jonathan Allen Follow 6 Followers on  Feb 08, 2017

While Git is often considered to be the best version control software in wide adoption, the way entire repositories are copied onto the developer’s machine can be a deal breaker. Microsoft discovered this when they tried to migrate a 300 GB repository from their internal system to Git. The end result was the creation of the Git Virtual File System (GVFS).

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Fatigue, Spam, and Lack of Backups Take down GitLab.com

by David Iffland Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 03, 2017 1

What started out as an attempt to protect GitLab.com from spammers turned sour as engineer fatigue and a lack of backups took the site down for nearly 18 hours and the loss of six hours worth of production data.

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GitLab 8.16 Now Includes Monitoring and Extends Auto Deploy to Google Container Engine

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 27, 2017

Following the introduction of auto-deploy to Kubernetes on OpenShift last month, GitLab 8.16 makes auto-deploy available on Google Cloud. Additionally, GitLab 8.16 improves its issue search and filter UI, and includes monitoring tool Prometheus and Slack-alternative Mattermost.

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HashiCorp Release Terraform 0.8, Including an Interactive Console, and Vault and Nomad Providers

by Daniel Bryant Follow 13 Followers on  Jan 04, 2017 1

HashiCorp has released v0.8 of Terraform, an open source tool that enables the building, combining and launching of programmable infrastructure providers such as Amazon Web Services, VMware vSphere, and UltraDNS. Major new functionality includes an interactive console, conditional values, and HashiCorp Vault and Nomad providers.

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GitLab 8.15 Introduces Auto Deploy and Web Terminal

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 27, 2016

The latest GitLab version, 8.15, provides new CD/CI features aimed to automate deployments on a variety of platforms and to make it easier to reach your staging or production deployments through a command line interface.

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Git 2.11 Improves SHA-1 Name Handling, Performance and More

by Rags Srinivas Follow 0 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 4 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 69 Followers

Open Source Development at the UK Government

by Ben Linders Follow 5 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.

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GitLab Survey Highlights Some Trends among Developers

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 04, 2016

GitLab has released the outcomes of a survey they conducted among software professionals from 362 startups from July 6 through July 27. Main highlights are developers' preference for using latest tools and more collaboration; security is high-priority, but 81 percent admitted to releasing software before it’s ready.

Java Follow 119 Followers

Proposed Consolidation of JDK 10 OpenJDK Mercurial Repositories

by Michael Redlich Follow 2 Followers on  Oct 21, 2016

Joe Darcy, JDK Engineer at Oracle, proposed a consolidation of the Mercurial (Hg) repositories for JDK 10 OpenJDK to a single repository that sparked a debate over scalability, performance, and other difficulties.

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GitHub Adopts New GraphQL API

by Margot Krouwer Follow 1 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.

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Salesforce.com Introduces Extensive Changes to Developer Experience

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Oct 06, 2016

At their massive Dreamforce conference, cloud leader Salesforce.com unveiled Salesforce DX: a new model for building and deploying applications to their platform. InfoQ spoke to VP of Product for Salesforce DX, Wade Wegner, for all the details.

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How GitHub Designed its New Load Balancer

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 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 4 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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BitBucket Introduces Disaster Recovery and Merge Strategies

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 11, 2016

Recently released BitBucket Server and BitBucket Data Center 4.9 bring the possibility of defining a strategy for disaster recovery, setting a preferred merge strategy, and more.

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