Topic: github

Feedback loops are a prerequisite for Continuous Improvement

Rapid feedback loops are what make good development teams. A feedback loop is ultimately a mechanism within a system to help achieve two main outcomes: more frequent iterations among team members and faster response times to requests. The goal of achieving these desired outcomes is to enable a learning culture and continuously remove bottlenecks. Author … continue reading

Report: Developers are moving away from Java 8 to Java 11

Previous reports of the Java community found that developers were still mainly using Java 8 and didn’t adopt newer versions, but according to Snyk’s JVM Ecosystem Report 2021, that is starting to change. This year, 61.5% of respondents are using Java 11 somewhere in production, and almost 12% are using the latest release, which was … continue reading

GitHub copilot diagram

GitHub Copilot aims to help developers write better code

GitHub launched a technical preview of GitHub Copilot, a new AI pair programmer that helps developers write better code. The tool draws context from the code that’s being worked on and suggests whole lines or entire functions to suggest alternative ways to solve problems, write tests, and explore new APIs without having to search for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Red Hat OpenShift 4.8 now available, GitHub Container registry generally available, MongoDB achieves FedRAMP status

Red Hat OpenShift 4.8 helps organizations quickly create new cloud-native applications without having to abandon their existing environments and IT investments.  One new feature is IPv6/IPv4 dual stack and IPv6 single stack support, which provides applications with interoperability and communications for environments that use IPv6 and IPv4 such as in Cloud-Native Network Functions. Also, OpenShift … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub Issues gets new beta features, Amazon CodeGuru announces new integrations, Brave launches Brave Search beta

GitHub announced new beta features within GitHub issues to connect planning directly to the work teams are doing and to flexibly adapt to their needs whether that’s through project tables that are built like spreadsheets, custom fields, a keyboard-driven command palette, improved task lists and issue forms. “Often, we find ourselves creating a spreadsheet or … continue reading

GitHub Desktop 2.9 adds the ability to squash and merge or rebase when creating a merge commit

GitHub Desktop 2.9 adds the ability to squash and reorder commits

GitHub has announced the release of GitHub Desktop 2.9. New features include the ability to squash and reorder commits, amend previous commits, and start new branches from earlier commits.  According to GitHub, commit history is often used by developers to tell a story about the progression of a project. Now, developers will be able to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio 2022 Preview 1, Rust 1.53 released, HackerOne announces GitHub integration

Microsoft announced the first preview release of Visual Studio 2022, which the company aims to use to test and tune the scalability of the new 64-bit platform.  The Visual Studio 2022 previews can be installed side-by-side with earlier versions of Visual Studio, which are available in all three editions (Community, Pro, and Enterprise), and are … continue reading

Microsoft provides new details about Visual Studio 2022 release

Microsoft announced that the first public preview of Visual Studio 2022 will be released this summer. Visual Studio 2022 will be a 64-bit application and it’ll no longer be limited to ~4gb of memory in the main devenv.exe process. However, this won’t change the types or bitness of the applications developers can build with Visual … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Docker Desktop available for Apple Silicon, GitHub Actions with GitHub CLI, and new Harness integrations

Docker Desktop is now supported for all devices using the Apple Silicon. Users can build and run images for both x86 and ARM architectures without having to set up a complex cross-compilation development environment. Docker Hub also makes it easy to identify and share repositories that provide multi-platform images.  Additional details are available here. GitHub … continue reading

SD Times news digest: PHP moves to GitHub, OSI’s statement on Stallman, and Ian Kelling joins FSF board of directors

The PHP programming language team has announced its repositories on GitHub are now canonical and changes should be pushed directly to GitHub rather than to git.php.net. This change follows two malicious commits that were pushed to the php-src repo. “While investigation is still underway, we have decided that maintaining our own git infrastructure is an … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Circonus’ new Linux host monitoring dashboard, API company Reshuffle joins Twitter, and PyPI becomes a GitHub secret scanning integrator

The new Linux host monitoring dashboard by Circonus is designed to enable users to efficiently and accurately monitor their Linux hosts and to diagnose and resolve issues.  The solution utilizes the company’s Circonus Unified Agent (CUA), which is a single collection agent that consolidates all host and services monitoring. “One of the top issues we … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub’s first chief security officer, VS 2019 remote debug support, and Android Sleep API released

GitHub hired Michael Hanley as its first chief security officer to focus on developer-first security.  “Good security and the speed of the business are not opposing concepts when met with thoughtful design and a customer-centric approach. I believe that security done well allows us to go further, faster, and more confidently than ever before,” Hanley … continue reading

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