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Interview with Vladimír Smitka, security specialist and researcher

“The GDPR fever opened a greatly beneficial discussion on privacy protection – before that, nobody cared!”

Earlier this month, we reviewed the research of Vladimír Smitka on open .git folders in websites globally. The results of his research were remarkable – 390,000 web pages were found with open .git directory! So we invited Vladimir for a talk on his research, GDPR implications and his views on open source vulnerabilities.

Giddy up

Git 2.19 is here!

Git 2.19 is here! The latest release comes with new features and all kinds of bug fixes. We take a look at what’s in store for developers.

ENHANCE!

Git 2.6 lands with enhanced commands

The open-source, distributed version control system Git has had itself a major release. Git 2.6 brings dozens of new features and bugfixes, which comes as a relief to a number of users reporting bugs from previous versions.

Now with multiple working trees

Git 2.5 released – better performance and easier contributing

The repository platform Git has recently shipped in version Git 2.5. The benefit of performance gains are rather extraordinary this time around with the addition of managing multiple working trees. The workfow for contributing has also been given a boost.

The problems of DVCS

How Git and Mercurial can hurt your code review

For all of their efforts in helping teams deliver more commits, Git and Mercurial have also introduced one significant problem: the slowing down of peer reviews. Marcin Kuzminski explains how “pragmatic groupings” can help.

Beware the branch

Git branches considered harmful

A great feature of Git is how easy it is to make branches, but have you ever considered that public branches could be harmful? Pieter Hintjens brings the point home based on his experience and gathered evidence based on forks.