Looking for the helpers

COVID-19 vs open source: How developers are fighting the virus

Programmers are in a unique position where not only can they typically work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they can help lend a hand. Help fight COVID-19 and donate your computing power, help create a community app, and keep on social distancing!

Pull requests in your pocket

GitHub Mobile is now generally available for Android & iOS

After months of testing and over 100 pull requests, the new update for GitHub Mobile officially brings the app out of beta mode. It introduces a fully-native experience on your phone and is available for both Android and iOS devices on the Google Play and App Store.

See what's planned for npm

GitHub is acquiring npm

The package manager npm was initally released ten years ago and is used by millions of JavaScript developers today. It is now being acquired by GitHub—which itself was purchased by Microsoft two years ago. What does this latest step mean for npm users? Let’s take a closer look.

Our favorite GitHub repos

The trendy five: Best open source picks from GitHub in February 2020

It’s that time of the month again, time to browse the GitHub trending page and pick the best, coolest, or most impressive open source projects for the month. In February 2020 we saw a magical TensorFlow.js experiment, an open source note-taking application, a product analysis tool for developers, and more. See what our favorites of the month were.

Ice, ice, code.

GitHub enters the next phase of storing code at the Arctic Code Vault

The GitHub Archive Program has entered the next step of storing open source repositories in the Arctic for 1,000 years. On February 2, 2020 GitHub took a snapshot of all active public repos to archive in the fault and production is underway. Did your code make it into the archive? There is still some time to help out with the user guide, which will close on February 29, 2020.

Our favorite GitHub repos

The trendy five: Starting the new year with the best GitHub repos from January 2020

It’s that time of the month again, time to browse the GitHub trending page and pick the best, coolest, or most impressive open source projects for the month. In January 2020, we saw some self-published books on GitHub that dive deep into JavaScript, a new programming language brought to you by an MIT CSAIL Ph.D. student, an interactive tool for creating diagrams with a hand-drawn twist, and more.

Review merge requests on your Android phone

GitHub for Android beta program has launched

GitHub for mobile now includes a beta program for GitHub for Android. It offers GitHub functionality in a native Android app that supports different screen sizes and Android settings. Let’s take a closer look at the new Android app for collaboration on the go.

Our favorite GitHub repos

The trendy five: GitHub repos to be thankful for in November 2019

Another month has passed, and that means it’s time to collect our favorite GitHub repos and explore some of the coolest, most impressive, or most interesting projects that we found. In November, we took a look at a privacy-first home automation tool powered by Python 3, a way to use VS Code on the go, a JavaScript library for making intuitive, easy flowcharts, and a few more goodies.

1000 years later and everyone is still using Java 8

GitHub will store code near North Pole for 1,000 years

Nothing lasts forever, except maybe code mistakes? On February 2, 2020 a GitHub snapshot will take a trip near the North Pole and enter the Arctic Code Vault. All active, public repos on GitHub will join the endeavor to help secure open source code for future generations, so it is time to triple check your projects before they go into cold storage.