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New GitHub CLI extension tools – Technology Subset

Since the GitHub CLI 2.0 release, developers and organizations have customized their CLI experience by developing and installing extensions. Since then, the CLI team has been busy shipping several new features to further enhance the experience for both extension consumers and authors. Additionally, we’ve shipped go-gh 1.0 release, a Go library giving extension authors access […]

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A smarter, quieter Dependabot | The GitHub Blog – Technology Subset

In 2022, Dependabot automatically generated more than 75 million pull requests, which developers used to keep their dependencies up-to-date and to address millions of specific vulnerabilities. Moving forward, Dependabot is getting a little smarter—and, a little quieter—by reducing bot-based noise from repositories based on your interaction with Dependabot. We’ve been listening to your feedback and […]

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Passwordless deployments to the cloud – Technology Subset

Security is top of mind for us all in software development. My colleague, Mark Paulsen, recently shared a number of examples to mitigate OWASP vulnerabilities while maintaining your developer experience and productivity. The security of the applications we’re building is important. But we also need to consider the security of the hosting environments that we’re […]

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Introducing required workflows and configuration variables to GitHub Actions – Technology Subset

Today, we are introducing two new features for GitHub Actions to help standardize policies and reduce duplication, required workflows and configuration variables. Read on for what this means for your DevOps processes. Required workflows Required workflows in GitHub Actions are now available in public beta. Required workflows allows DevOps teams to define and enforce standard […]

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GitHub Discussions just got better with Category Forms! – Technology Subset

Maintainers of GitHub repositories can now use Category Forms to create templates for their discussions, which means that users can start new discussions with all the necessary information already included. Now, maintainers can triage discussions more easily and reduce their workload. That’s not all! The new feature also makes it easier for users to create […]

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December 2022 – Technology Subset

In December, we did not experience any incidents that resulted in degraded performance across GitHub services. This report sheds light into an incident that impacted GitHub Packages and GitHub Pages in November. November 25 16:34 UTC (lasting 1 hour and 56 minutes) On November 25, 2022 at 14:39 UTC, our alerting systems detected an incident […]

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Newsletter #3: Eufy security troubles, Where is Clippy now?, and a Radicle new code infrastructure

NEWS Physicists Create a Holographic Wormhole Using a Quantum Computer The unprecedented experiment explores the possibility that space-time somehow emerges from quantum information, even as the work’s interpretation remains disputed. Quanta MagazineNatalie Wolchover Twitter just banned prominent journalists who cover Elon Musk with no warning On Thursday evening, Twitter suspended a number of prominent journalists […]

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how to pick a distribution? I’ll explain a clear process for picking the best distribution for you – Technology Subset

In the world of Linux there are many, many distributions. With all of this choice, it is understandable that a new user would be easily confused. As the Linux challenge from LTT shows there aren’t a lot of good articles out there to help the new comers. So, let’s answer the question of how to […]

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How EMUs secure and scale identity and access management for your GitHub Enterprise – Technology Subset

To understand what Enterprise Managed Users (EMUs) are and the value they can bring, we have to look back at the history of GitHub. In 2008, GitHub was created to allow developers to share their source code with the world. The primary focus was on sharing repositories quickly and easily. As the platform grew, organizations […]

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Creating positive, lasting contributions in our communities – Technology Subset

The Social Impact team at GitHub works to empower developers, nonprofits, and the greater social sector to drive positive and lasting contributions to the world with GitHub products, our brand, and our employees. Each year, we host GitHub Gives, a month-long campaign to inspire employees to give back to their communities to help drive this […]

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Increase developer productivity, save time on developer onboarding, and drive ROI in 2023 – Technology Subset

What if you could remove days from your onboarding process and have developers up and running in minutes? Or save developers hours per week with more automation? How much work could your developers get done if they spent less time switching between different tools and tasks? And what if reducing the amount of tools also […]

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[Video] How has open source changed in the last 10 years? – Technology Subset

In the latest Octoverse report, we explored the state of open source, how it’s evolving, and key trends shaping software development. The long and short of it: It’s been a tremendously big year for open source, and we’re seeing big gains across the board. That formed the genesis of GitHub’s Vice President of Developer Relations […]