Topic: github

GitHub launches new lab to tackle open-source security

GitHub wants to help protect the open-source ecosystem with the announcement of the GitHub Security Lab. The lab is designed to bring together security researchers, maintainers and companies who are dedicated to open-source security.  In addition, the company will provide tools, resource bounties ,and hours of security research.  “We all share a collective responsibility to … continue reading

GitHub announces archive program, mobile experience and improved code search at GitHub Universe

GitHub wants to provide a better user experience for developers. The company made a number of announcements surrounding daily experience, the open source community and the cloud at its annual GitHub Universe conference in San Francisco this week. As part of its announcements, both GitHub Actions and GitHub Packages are now out of beta. GitHub … continue reading

Python becomes the second-most popular programming language on GitHub

Python is finally beginning to outrank Java. In the beginning of the year, TIOBE Index predicted Python would soon replace Java and that prediction is becoming a reality with the release of GitHub’s 2019 State of the Octoverse. According to the report, Python outranked Java for the first time, becoming the second-most popular programming language … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub Sponsors, CTO.ai announces $7.5 million for delivering “DevOps shortcuts”, and Google Play point rewards come to the US

GitHub Sponsors is now out of beta for developers that have bank accounts in one of 30 countries.  The number is still growing and developers without bank accounts there can sign up on the waitlist to join the beta in their country.  “In the coming months, we’ll continue to roll out general availability to countries … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub introduces CodeSearchNet challenge, CodeStream 3.0 released, and Rust 1.38

GitHub introduced a CodeNetSearch challenge to expand its evaluation dataset and include more languages, queries and annotations in the future.  GitHub said it is anticipating other use cases for the dataset beyond code search and are presenting code search as one possible task that leverages learned representations of natural language and code.  The company also … continue reading

Code analysis tool Semmle joins GitHub

The code analysis platform provider Semmle wants to expand its reach with the announcement that it is joining GitHub. Together, the companies will work on addressing a big issue in open-source software: security.  RELATED CONTENT: Going to school on open-source security “Software security is a community effort; no single company can find every vulnerability or … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitLab announces $278 million round of funding, GitHub Enterprise Cloud free for 14 days, and Inko 0.5

GitLab announced that it acquired $268 million in Series E funding, bringing the total valuation of the DevOps platform to over $2.75 billion. The company plans to go public next year.  GitLab also plans on adding key features in monitoring, planning and security to further develop its platform as well as expanding its workforce.  “To … continue reading

The trouble with Perl 6

The GitHub community has been divided over the programming language Perl. The issue is that “‘Perl’ in the name ‘Perl 6’ is confusing and irritating.”  According to the Perl team, the Perl community is “split between those who view Perl 6 as sister language to Perl 5 and those who view it as a successor … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Amazon Forecast now available, GitHub supports WebAuthn for security keys, and Qt for MCUs

AWS announced the general availability of Amazon Forecast, which enables developers to build applications with the same machine learning technology used by Amazon.com for forecasting business conditions.  According to the company, Amazon Forecast automatically discovers how variables such as product features, seasonality and store locations affect each other and can make predictions that are up … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Julia programming language survey, Google Live Transcribe, and GitHub’s token scanning solution

The developers of the Julia programming language conducted its first user and developer survey to find out what users like and dislike about the language. According to the survey, speed and performance were ranked as the most popular technical features in Julia.  The survey also showed that most users and developers use Julia for research … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub acquires Pull Panda, Cloudflare introduces advanced cryptographic library, and Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

GitHub acquired Pull Panda to help teams create more efficient and effective code review workflows on GitHub. The financial terms were not revealed by the companies.  According to the company, Pull Panda advances code reviews through Pull Reminders,which sends a notification through Slack when a collaborator needs review; Pull Analytics, which offers real-time insight into … continue reading

Industry Watch: Of open source, data breaches and speed

When IBM CEO Ginni Rometty joined Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on stage at last month’s Red Hat Summit to declare that IBM would leave Red Hat alone after its acquisition, cheers went up from the developers in the keynote audience. Their fear, of course, was that IBM would somehow change Red Hat and move … continue reading

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