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.
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.
It’s that time of month again, time to browse the GitHub trending page and pick the best, coolest, or most impressive open source projects for the month. December 2019 was full of great repos, and as always, it’s hard to narrow it down to just the top five. Last month we saw a way to make Docker containers smaller, a helpful source code explorer, and more.
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.
It’s that time of the year again! GitHub released the newest edition of its annual State of the Octoverse report. The report shows which programming languages and projects are most popular on GitHub and which are trending. Let’s see who this year’s winners are.
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. October 2019 brought us plenty of projects, including an easy way to create documentation, a low-tech operating system for the end of the world, and more.
Boo!—It’s that time of year again and spooky things are happening in the tech world. We’ve compiled a Halloween collection of scary database stories, games and more. Find out what horrors await when dev, test, and prod are all on the same server, as well as what GitHub and Google have in store for us this year. Let’s dive into our Halloween special, but only if you’re not afraid of getting nightmares.
Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the hot GitHub repos have slowed down. This month, we feature a lightweight API request builder, a cloud-based spreadsheet app with Python implementation, a handy terminal tool that will have you saying WTF, and more. Come check out some of our favorite open source projects that we saw in August, 2019!
OpenJFX is currently hosted on Mercurial, but with Project Skara in the pipeline and JavaFX already partially on GitHub, Kevin Rushforth thinks it’s time to talk about moving OpenJFX there as well. It couldn’t have come at a better time because Bitbucket announced this week that they are shutting down Mercurial for good next summer.
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week we had an eye-opening interview about OpenWebStart, discussed the implications of the GitHub restrictions imposed over trade laws & more. Let’s take a look.
Software, access, and realpolitik — How should open source communities respond to the GitHub restrictions?
What happens when open source isn’t open to all? GitHub made headlines recently when it made it difficult for developers in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria to access private repository services. This has opened up a conversation that needs to happen regarding free and open source software.