GitLab premium services now free for educational and open-source projects

Following a major boost in activity this past weekend spurred on by Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub and Apple’s announcement of XCode integration for GitLab, GitLab has announced that its two most robust project management offerings, GitLab Ultimate and GitLab Gold, are now free for educational institutions and open source projects. Though GitLab was asked about … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: GNOME

The GNOME Foundation has announced it is moving to GitLab. GNOME is a free and open-source software desktop project. According to GitLab, GNOME is one of the older and largest free software projects. While the project is known for its desktop, it has a “history of producing critical pieces of software infrastructure: common parts of … continue reading

GitLab 10.8 open sources push mirroring

GitLab 10.8 was released this week with the open sourcing of a highly requested feature. The company announced its push mirroring capability is now open sourced. Push mirroring was originally introduced as a paid feature, but GitLab says it is one of the most frequently requested to be moved into the open-source codebase. This move … continue reading

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GitLab open sources its Web IDE

GitLab has announced its Web IDE is now generally available and open sourced as part of the GitLab 10.7 release. The Web IDE was first introduced in GitLab Ultimate 10.4. It is designed to enable developers to change multiple files, preview Markdown, review changes and commit directly within a browser. “At GitLab, we want everyone … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Twilio Programmable Wireless, Adobe’s Sayspring acquisition and NGINX Unit 1.0

Twilio has announced a developer-first approach to IoT communication with the availability of Twilio Programmable Wireless. The newly announced solution is a cellular communications platform that uses API to power a wide range of Internet-connected solutions. According to the company, this is designed to enable developers to focus on building connected solutions while the platform … continue reading

GitLab collaborates with Google Cloud on app deployment

GitLab announced a new collaboration with Google Cloud to offer native integration into Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). This new integration aligns with GitLab’s vision of Auto DevOps. Auto DevOps is GitLab’s way of automating DevOps and delivering ideas to production faster. It consists of a collection of build, test and deployment features. The new integration … continue reading

GitLab adds CI/CD integration with GitHub

GitLab 10.6 has been released, featuring new CI/CD integration with GitHub and further integration with Kubernetes. With GitLab CI/CD for GitHub, developers can create a CI/CD project in GitLab and connect it into GitHub. According to GitLab, while it already has received position feedback from its built-in CI/CD features, the company felt GitHub integration was … continue reading

SD Times news digest: RedMonk’s programming rankings, VS Code 1.21 and Apache Cordova Windows 6.0

Red Monk has released its Q1 programming language rankings. The top ten programming languages are JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP, C#, C++, CSS, Ruby, C, and Swift. “The relatively static nature of the top ten languages is interesting, certainly, in a technology landscape that is best characterized not by the high level of change but the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitLab 10.5, Split’s series B funding, and Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator Marketplace

GitLab has announced version 10.5 with new encryption, security and management capabilities. New features include Let’s Encrypt integration Gemnasium dependency checks, and CI/CD external field. According to the company, this will allow encryption of GitLab traffic to move easier and improve application security. GitLab acquired Gemnasium last month. The new features will help bolster security testing … continue reading

SD Times news digest: AI Fund, GitHub co-authors, and Microsoft acquires PlayFab

A new artificial intelligence investment fund has been formed designed to build AI companies from scratch. Andrew Ng, the co-founder of online education platform Coursera and founding lead of Google Brain, has announced the formation of AI Fund with $175 million raised. “As with any societal transformation, the transition toward AI will be jarring for some. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: OpenSSH in Windows 10, GitLab 10.4 and Apple’s ARKit 1.5

Microsoft has announced a beta release of the OpenSSH client and server for Windows 10 Insider builds and Windows Server. “SSH is one of the most important tools in the *NIX world, through which users communicate with shells, applications, and services running on remote machines, devices, VM’s and containers. Windows users most often remotely access Windows … continue reading

GitLab to protect developers side projects with amended PIAA

GitLab is expanding on its core tenet of “everyone can contribute” by amending its Proprietary Information and Assignment Agreement (PIAA). The agreement has been updated to clarify how contributors can maintain projects that are unrelated to GitLab. In a recent Twitter poll, the company found 85 percent of respondents have a technical side project outside … continue reading

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