Topic: git

Linkapalooza: March 7, 2016

The Linker was abducted by a herd of Chinese acrobats who forced him to jump through hoops and wear a unitard. He successfully escaped by burning through the walls of his cell with extremely bad coffee, and has since been trying to earn the funds required to get him back home to his links by … continue reading

Node.js 5.0 arrives

Moving forward at a breakneck pace, Node.js reached version 5.0 today. The new version includes several changes, but is also the first release to include the fruits of a reworking of the Node Package Manager. Indeed, Node.js 5.0 comes shortly after the release of Node.js version 4.2.0, which was the most recent long-term support (LTS) … continue reading

Agile methodologies and tools are breaking out

Software developers have had a long-standing love affair with agile methodologies. Now, it seems that the rest of the business world is starting to realize that agile provides not only a better way to work, but also an easier path to collaborative business development. Atlassian’s JIRA issue-tracking system recently split into two new versions: one … continue reading

Git now supports large files

GitHub has announced the availability of Git Large File Support (LFS) 1.0, as well as new two-factor authentication support for GitHub. The company made this announcement yesterday at its developer conference in San Francisco. Historically, Git has had trouble storing and versioning large files due to constraints in the basic design of the software. There … continue reading

Git updated to version 2.6

Version 2.6 of Git has been released. This new edition includes many new capabilities, functions and bug fixes. It also lays the foundation for major changes to the platform, and completely rewrites the “git pull” function in C. Future versions of Git are destined to allow multiple types of “back ends,” and in preparation for … continue reading

Microsoft releases Team Foundation Server 2015

At long last, Microsoft has released Team Foundation Server 2015. This version of Microsoft’s ALM collaboration platform packs a breadth of new features and capabilities, from a build system overhaul, the new Team Project Rename feature and Continuous Delivery capabilities in the Azure build pipeline, to Git and extensibility improvements, and revamped agile project management. … continue reading

Devpost’s Hackathon report, Git 2.5 released, and JShell in Java 9—SD Times news digest: July 30, 2015

Devpost, the hackathon platform formerly known as ChallengePost, has released its first Student Hacker Report for the 2014-2015 academic year, ranking the most popular platforms, programming languages, APIs, libraries, frameworks and more at hackathons over the past year. The report shows Android edging out iOS 38.2% to 22.7% for the most popular mobile platform, while … continue reading

The Windows 10 Application Deployment tool, Visual Studio Code 0.5, and Pluralsight acquires HackHands—SD Times news digest: July 13, 2015

Microsoft has announced the Windows 10 Application Deployment tool (WinAppDeployCmd) in the latest release of its Windows 10 SDK preview. WinAppDeployCmd is a standalone tool designed to enable users to deploy universal Windows apps from a Windows 10 PC to a Windows 10 mobile device, according to the company. In addition, users can use it … continue reading

From the Editors: DevOps may drive IT people to extinction

The term “DevOps” has now existed long enough to have made the arduous journey from buzzword to industry mainstay. That, however, does not mean there are no longer arguments about just what the term means. In this issue, we even heard some say that DevOps is a harmful term that divides duties along imaginary IT/developer … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Vector

This week’s GitHub Project of the Week is Vector, a newly open-sourced tool from Netflix for host-level performance monitoring. Vector is a framework for exposing handpicked high-resolution system and application metrics to every engineer’s browser. It implements the open-source Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) framework with a new UI and configurable cross-metric dashboards, allowing users to visualize … continue reading

IBM testing AI software, Linux to host Let’s Encrypt, and Android app performance—SD Times news digest: April 9, 2015

IBM reportedly has begun testing artificial intelligence software that mimics the human brain. The MIT Technology Review has reported that IBM is testing algorithms from Numenta, a machine learning company. “Our goal is not to be biologically inspired; I want to recreate exactly,” Jeff Hawkins, cofounder of Numenta, told the Technology Review. IBM is testing … continue reading

Git turns 10

Git is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. The distributed version control system, created by Linus Torvalds, debuted in April 2005, and since then it has been providing teams of all sizes with easier code reviews, flexible workflows and cost-effective local branching, according to Eric Wittman, general manager of developer tools at Atlassian. “Git provides a lot … continue reading

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