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GitHub Introduce Issue and Pull Request Templates, Direct File Upload

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers 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.

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Git 2.7: a Major New Release with Many New Features and Improvements

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 26, 2016

Two months after the release of version 2.6, Git 2.7 has been announced, bringing many new features as well as performance improvements.

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More Feature Branching Means Less Continuous Integration

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 15, 2015 33

Many teams now implicitly discard continuous integration due to ever-easier feature branching and an under-appreciation of trunk based development says Steve Smith. InfoQ did an interview with him about different branching approaches and how they can be combined with continuous integration, and how using build feature branching can hamper continuous integration and continuous delivery.

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Git 2.5 Adds Worktrees, Improves Triangular Workflows, Performance, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 31, 2015 1

Git 2.5 is a major feature release that includes worktrees, improved triangular workflows, better performance, and countless improvements and fixes.

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The Demise of Open Source Hosting Providers Codehaus and Google Code

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 22, 2015 1

Open Source project hosting sites like SourceForge, Codehaus and Google Code inspired developers to share their code for projects not associated with a foundation like Apache or Eclipse. Over the past few years, these hosting sites have been superseded by GitHub, to the extent that they are closing down over the next year. InfoQ looks back at their contributions and into the future.

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Bitbucket Launches Snippets for Teams

by Steffen Opel Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 19, 2015

Atlassian's popular source code hosting site Bitbucket launched Snippets for teams, a collaboration oriented solution to "create and manage multi-file snippets of all kinds". Snippets can be created via drag and drop, owned by a user or a team and optionally shared publicly. They are backed by Git or Mercurial repositories and can be managed via a REST API.

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Critical Git and Mercurial Vulnerability on OS X and Windows

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 19, 2014 2

A critical security vulnerability affecting Git and Mercurial has been announced yesterday, making it possible for an attacker to execute arbitrary commands in the client machine. The vulnerability only affects clients running on OS X (HFS+) and Windows (NTFS, FAT). The Git core team has published new releases for all current versions of Git.

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JetBrains Upsource 1.0: A New Code Reviewing Tool

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 11, 2014

JetBrains has made available Upsource 1.0, a source code collaboration tool for software development teams.

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DBmaestro Brings DevOps for Database to Microsoft SQL Server

by Jonathan Allen Follow 49 Followers on  Apr 21, 2014

The database source control and deployment system DBmaestro now offers SQL Server support. This tool, which is also available for Oracle, is designed to be used in environments where multiple instances of a database exist in development, QA, and staging branches that need to be kept in sync with source code changes.

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Apache Subversion to Migrate to Git

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Apr 01, 2014 8

Today, Greg Stein, founder of the Apache Subversion project, raised a request to migrate the Subversion codebase to Git. More controversial than the decision itself was the way that the decision was made, by the PMC on the private mailing list. Read on to find out what happened and what the current state is.

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Facebook makes Mercurial faster than Git

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 09, 2014 7

Facebook has posted on how they've sped up Mercurial to be five times faster than Git in certain operations. Read on to find out what they have changed, and why it makes such a difference for their setup.

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The Costs of Versioning an API

by Mark Little Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 01, 2013 16

Versioning of services is something which has been a cornerstone problem of SOA. There are many examples over the years of experiences gained and shared, but little in the way of concretely comparing and contrasting different approaches. Jean-Jacques Dubray has written about the experiences of his team in this area and some equations they have developed to try to illustrate the differences.

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Mike Amundsen Workshop on API Design

by Saul Caganoff Follow 1 Followers on  Aug 19, 2013

"Don't version unless you absolutely must, and it is rare that you absolutely must" says Mike Amundsen in a series of API design workshops he held recently. Amundsen describes the "USE" paradigm for API design focussing on usability, scalability and evolvability. He describes the three most common styles of API implementation and how they compare to these principles.

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Oracle to Change the Release Numbering for Java SE

by Charles Humble Follow 62 Followers on  May 14, 2013 3

"To avoid the confusion caused by renumbering releases", Oracle has announced that it is adopting a new numbering scheme for JDK 5.0, JDK 6 and JDK 7. "The next Limited Update for JDK 7 will be numbered 7u40, and the next 3 CPUs after that will be numbered 7u45, 7u51, and 7u55.”

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CloudMunch Launches a Full-Stack DevOps Platform

by Grischa Ekart Follow 0 Followers on  May 13, 2013

CloudMunch launched its full-stack DevOps platform - a dashboard of pre-integrated tools for version control, build management, validation, automated testing, deployment and cloud connectors. The company claims its platform significantly simplifies deployment of applications and infrastructure.

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