Topic: github

GitHub adds math support in Markdown

Today, GitHub announced that math expressions can now be rendered in Markdown on GitHub using “$$” as a delimiter for code blocks with math content or the “$” delimiter for inline math expressions.  According to GitHub, mathematical expressions have become essential to information sharing amongst engineers, scientists, data scientists, and mathematicians.  Support for displaying math … continue reading

GitHub enhances Codespaces with improved experience for working with multi-repository projects

GitHub announced new improvements that streamline the Codespaces experience when working with multi-repository and mono-repo projects.   GitHub initially released Codespaces to address cloud-native applications that are housed in a single repository: the most common type of project on GitHub.  For those that are developing a feature that spans many different types of services, GitHub added … continue reading

GitHub’s Dependabot alerts now surface if code calls a vulnerability

GitHub announced a new feature for Dependabot alerts that helps developers see how vulnerabilities affect their code. Dependabot alerts use GitHub’s precise code navigation engine to determine if a repository directly calls a vulnerable function.  The new feature marks a shift in how GitHub curates information on vulnerable packages from the Advisory Database to curating … continue reading

GitHub announces updates to Discussions

GitHub recently announced new features being added to GitHub Discussions in order to help users communicate, collaborate, and connect with their teams about the software they are building. GitHub Discussions will now be supported at the organization level for open-source projects, enterprises, and development teams. This change comes after discovering that scoping discussions to individual … continue reading

GitHub Copilot now available in Visual Studio 2022

GitHub Copilot, which is a solution that uses AI to make code suggestions to developers, is now available in Visual Studio 2022.  The solution first launched as a technical preview last June, and according to GitHub, Visual Studio 2022 was the most requested IDE by the community.  The solution makes suggestions to developers as they … continue reading

GitLens 12 released with support for VS Code for the Web

Git tool provider GitKraken launched GitLens 12 with support for Visual Studio Code for the Web and github.dev. GitLens is an extension for Git that can be used in various IDEs, and according to the company, is the most downloaded Git extension for Visual Studio Code. In addition, premium features like Worktrees and Visual File … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Contrast Security announces partnership with GitHub; MariaDB to go public; Swift and C++ interoperability workgroup

Contrast Security has announced that it is entering into a partnership with GitHub. With this comes the availability of Contrast Security’s suite of GitHub Actions that simplifies the process for developers to deliver code with no security vulnerabilities.  Contrast’s GitHub Actions include four features that work to embed security into existing value streams. These actions … continue reading

GitHub now makes it easier for maintainers to deal with spam pull requests

GitHub has announced two new capabilities aimed at improving the developer experience for open source maintainers.  “The world’s software depends on open source projects, so it’s important that open source maintainers can spend their time productively. We’re excited to share new features aimed at increasing the quality of contributions and helping maintainers focus on what … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OpenVSCode

OpenVSCode provides a version of VS Code that runs on a server on a remote machine and allows access through a modern web browser.  It’s based on the same infrastructure used by Gitpod or GitHub Codespaces at scale.  According to the project’s GitHub page, in 2019 the VS Code team began refactoring its architecture in … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Stable Jetpack Wear OS libraries, Domo Sandbox, and new Sentry capabilities

Android recently announced the delivery of the first five stable Jetpack Wear OS libraries. These include: wear, wear-input, wear-ongoing, wear-phone-interactions, and wear-remote-interactions. The wear library allows users to lay out elements in an arch and write curved text in order to support the curvature of round watches. In addition, wear-input identifies and interacts with hardware … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: Apollo GraphQL raises $130 million in funding, Git 2.33 now available, GitHub now requires two-factor authentication for Git operations

Apollo GraphQL said it will use the funding to create pioneering open-source graph technology that makes app development faster and more accessible for everyone.  The graph has gained a lot of popularity among developers with 86% of JavaScript developers ranking GraphQL as the top technology they want to learn.  The company also plans to expand … continue reading

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

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