Topic: git

SD Times news digest: GitHub releases study on cloning behaviors, Google for Startups Accelerator: Voice AI program, and Kin + Carta acquires Cascade Data Labs

In the recent study, GitHub compared the different clone options to determine how certain options affect Git performance.  The study found that when focusing on a single repository, the best approach is to do a full clone and then always perform a full fetch into that clone.  Also, calculating a shallow fetch is computationally more … continue reading

Startup takes data-driven approach to software delivery

Project management has historically had a top-down mindset that provides metrics to executives as to how their individual developers are performing. And those metrics, claimed Dan Lines, COO at project management solution startup LinearB, aren’t giving value to developers. “Software project management is broken,” Lines told SD Times in a recent interview. “Developers don’t want … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Google Fuchsia

Fuchsia is an open-source capability-based operating system that was initially released in 2016, and is currently under development by Google. Google announced this week that it would be expanding on the project and making it easier for the public to contribute. The company released a new public mailing list for project discussions, added a governance … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Perforce releases Helix TeamHub Command-Line Client, GitHub integrates with Microsoft Teams, and Visual Studio Code 1.49 released

The Helix Command-Line client (hth-cli) enables developers to execute Git commands across repositories to gain speed.  Users can now run commands such as sync, checkout, status, diff, and commit across an entire project. hth-cli also enables multirepo code reviews when used with Helix4Git, allowing developers to review multiple changes at once and merge them atomically. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Git 2.28.0, Kotlin 1.4.0-RC, and Digital.ai’s VSM partner program

The latest update of Git is now available.The update brings a new ‘init.defaultBranch’ feature as well as changed-path Bloom filters, which are a huge boon for performance in lots of Git commands, according to the team.  Starting in Git 2.28, ‘git init’ will instead look at the value of ‘init.defaultBranch’ when creating the first branch … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft and LinkedIn launch new initiative to reskill workers, Compuware announces new features to automate shift-left testing, Git client Tower 5 for Mac

Microsoft and LinkedIn have launched an initiative to bring digital skills to 25 million people by the end of year.  The initiative will focus on the use of data to identify in-demand jobs and the skills needed to fill them. It will provide free access to learning paths and content, as well as low-cost certifications.  … continue reading

Git celebrates 15th anniversary

It has been 15 years since the distributed version control system Git was released. Linus Torvalds, known for developing the Linux kernel, first released Git on April 7, 2005.  Today, it is “arguably the world’s most powerful distributed control system,” according to GitLab. “In the 21st century, software excellence is the new operational excellence, making … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Git 2.26.0 released, Apache updates, and IIC’s software trustworthiness best practices

The latest version of Git is now available. In Git 2.26.0, protocol version 2 – which starts with the client request and provides a way for the client to tell the server which references it’s interested in – is now the default.  The new release also includes new config options form a few different files: … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Visa acquires API startup Plaid, Git 2.25, and Nintex’s RPA capabilities

Visa announced it will acquire Plaid, a technology layer for financial services that enables connections with users’ bank accounts, for $5.3 billion.  “Consumers now rely on fintech services in so many ways: to pay their bills, to send money to friends, to grow their savings, to manage their student loans, and to create budgets they … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Magit

Magit is designed as an interface to the version control system Git, implemented as an Emacs package. According to the team, while it is not a “complete Git porcelain,” it is complete enough to allow Git users to perform daily version control tasks directly from Emacs.  “A major advantage Magit has over Git on the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: SmartBear launches CucumberStudio, API Fortress offers unlimited API monitoring, and Google’s ARCore Depth API

SmartBear released a new behavior-driven development (BDD) solution CucumberStudio. It is designed to bridge the gaps between business, development and testing through Git integration and living documentation.  According to the company, CucumberStudio merges Cucumber with HipTest, which SmartBear acquired in 2018, representing an investment in a solution that supports all aspects of behavior-driven development (BDD). … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Gitea

This week’s featured open-source project gives developers “Git with a cup of tea.” Gitea is a self-hosted Git service. “The goal of this project is to make the easiest, fastest, and most painless way of setting up a self-hosted Git service. Using Go, this can be done with an independent binary distribution across all platforms which … continue reading

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