GitHub Is ‘Sunsetting’ Atom in Favor of Microsoft VS Code

GitHub has announced it is “sunsetting,” aka killing off, its popular Atom text editor with a view to replacing it with Microsoft Visual Studio Code (VS Code).

GitHub’s News Feed Is a Dud With Developers

Developers are not impressed with GitHub’s news feed, sparking concerns the platform is trying to be a social network more than a developer resource.

Outage Impacting Slack, AWS, Github, Walmart, and Others

What appears to be a major outage is impacting a number of high-profile sites, including Slack, AWS, Github, Walmart, and others.

Thomas Dohmke Replacing Nat Friedman as GitHub CEO

Nat Friedman is stepping down as GitHub CEO with Thomas Dohmke replacing him.

A Single Customer Was Responsible for Fastly’s Outage

Fastly has said a single customer caused yesterday’s outage, an outage that had widespread repercussions.

CDN Glitch Leads to Massive Internet Outages

A glitch at Fastly, a popular CDN, led to outages for some of the internet’s biggest sites Tuesday morning.

Microsoft, Linux Foundation and Others Launch The Green Software Foundation

Microsoft, the Linux Foundation, Accenture, GitHub and ThoughtWorks have launched The Green Software Foundation to promote sustainable software development.

GitHub Apologizes For Firing Jewish Employee Who Warned of Nazis

GitHub is backpedaling, apologizing for firing a Jewish employee who warned of Nazis and offering him his job back.

GitHub Now Available to Developers in Iran

GitHub has been granted a license to operate in Iran, giving Iranian developers access to a valuable resource.

Google Goes Public With Vulnerability After GitHub Drug Its Feet

Google Project Zero (GPZ) has disclosed a serious vulnerability in GitHub’s Actions feature, after the version control platform drug its feet fixing it.

Core GitHub Features Free For Everyone

GitHub has announced that its core features, including private repositories with unlimited collaborators, are now free for all users.

Apple, Google Engineers Join Forces On SMS One-Time Passwords

Apple has received help with SMS one-time passwords from an unexpected source: a Google engineer.

GitHub Poaches Leading DevOps Researcher From Google Cloud

In the ongoing battle between Microsoft and Google, the former’s GitHub has hired Dr. Nicole Forsgren away from Google Cloud.

GitHub Using AI To Recommend Bug Fixes

GitHub is using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to recommend open software issues to address first, according to a blog post. GitHub is a company that offers a version control hosting platform for software projects. The company was…

Microsoft is Reportedly on the Verge of Acquiring Github

Microsoft is reportedly in acquisition talks with GitHub, according to sources privy to the matter. Based on the Bloomberg report, the deal to purchase one of the biggest code repository companies will be announced as early as Monday. Founded in…

GitHub’s Atom Reaches A Million Users

GitHub announced on Monday that Atom, its hackable text editor, has reached a million active users. “That’s three times the number of active users we had under a year ago at the one-year anniversary of Atom becoming completely open source,”…

GitHub Launches Podcast for Community Projects

GitHub announced a new podcast called the GitHub Community Cast to give developers a chance to learn more about various projects. The first one, for example, features an interview with Andy Miller from CMS the Grav project as well as…

GitHub Announces New Code Review Tools

GitHub announced the addition of new features to make code review faster and more flexible. These include ways to find what you’re looking for more quickly, the ability to view comments with more context, and the ability to pick up…

GitHub Adds Reactions

Facebook recently took the Internet by storm by finally introducing Reactions, giving users the ability to quickly express different…well, reactions, as opposed to just “likes”. Perhaps following the social networks’ lead, GitHub just announced that it too is providing reactions.…

Shareaholic Adds More Sites To Follow Button Lineup

Shareaholic, the company behind the popular social media button share tools, announced that it has added some new sites to its Follow Button lineup. In other words, sites can use these buttons to get people to follow them on more…