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Microsoft liberates ancient MS-DOS source from the museum and sticks it in GitHub

As Microsoft gears up to unleash the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Rich Turner, guardian of the command line at Redmond, took a moment to remind us of simpler, MS-DOS-based times. After original author Tim Paterson found the source for MS-DOS 1.25 (along with a six-inch stack of assembly print-outs), Microsoft handed the …
Richard Speed, 1 Oct 2018
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GitLab gets it, grabs $100m to become $1bn firm

Code repository and DevOps outfit, GitLab, has tipped into the $1bn club thanks to a $100m injection of funding from ICONIQ Capital. GitLab had previously pocketed $20m from GV in October 2017 as it strove to move on from just stashing source code for devs that either didn’t want to use GitHub or just couldn’t spell it. The …
Richard Speed, 20 Sep 2018
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Microsoft: 'So, we can buy GitHub?' EU: 'We'll tell you on 19 October'

Microsoft will find out on 19 October if EU regulators wave through its $7.5bn acquisition of GitHub, according to a filing published today. The filing, which was originally made on 14 September, makes a request for approval. EU competition regulators have until a provisional deadline of 19 October to either give the buyout …
Richard Speed, 17 Sep 2018
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Gitpod git-bolts git-IDE onto GitHub for in-browser code git-editing

Developers who use GitHub – 28 million at last count – now have the option to edit code with the click of a button using Gitpod, an integrated development environment (IDE) that can be launched directly from the social code hosting site. Based on Theia, an open source cloud-and-desktop IDE developed by Ericsson, IBM, TypeFox …
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GitHub goes off the Rails as Microsoft closes in

Analysis GitHub invited a handful of journalists to its San Francisco headquarters to explain how the social code hosting biz is evolving from a website into a platform. The event was hosted by Sam Lambert, whose title – head of platform – removes any doubt about how things will turn out. Founded in 2008, GitHub became a platform …
Thomas Claburn, 16 Aug 2018
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GitHub looses load-balancing open-source code on netops world

If you’ve got a big bare-metal data center, or if you’re just BM-curious, head on over to GitHub, where there’s a new load balancer on offer by, um, GitHub. Like anybody handling a lot of incoming requests, GitHub needs a way to spread web and git traffic around its server warehouses, and in this blog post on Wednesday by Theo …
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Researcher found Homebrew GitHub token hidden in plain sight

The popular Homebrew macOS package installer has moved to plug a serious vulnerability – it accidentally left a GitHub token visible to the public. Luckily, a team member on paternity leave had a moment while their child napped to fix it. Homebrew does for macOS what apt-get does for Debian: it's a handy installer for stuff …
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Build your own NASA space rover: Here are the DIY JPL blueprints

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has been quietly working on a way to let students and interested hobbyists build a planet-exploring rover that's a scaled-down version of the American agency's six-wheeled 'droids. For the past few months, JPL eggheads have been toiling away on the project over on GitHub, basing their …
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GitHub to Pythonistas: Let us save you from vulnerable code

GitHub's added Python to the list of programming languages it can auto-scan for known vulnerabilities. In March, the social code-host added Ruby and Javascript libraries to the dependency graph service it announced last year. Afraid of the dark, image via Shutterstock Your code is RUBBISH, says GitHub. Good thing we're here …

GitHub given Windows 9x's awesome and so very modern look

How many baby boomers does it take to set up GitHub? Just one – but you've got to make it look like a 1990s Windows build. That seems to be the reasoning behind "GitHub Windows Edition", billed as “a user style which transforms GitHub's pages into [a] GUI resembling Windows 9x” in a browser window. Vulture South can't decide …

Git365. Git for Teams. Quatermass and the Git Pit. GitHub simply won't do now Microsoft has it

Poll In all the furore around the acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft, no one has asked the obvious question: what should the service be called after its Redmondisation? At Vulture Central, we live in constant fear of mixing up GitLab and GitHub. Two letters are all that stand between an amusingly snarky story and a grovelling …
Richard Speed, 29 Jun 2018

Google Cloud CEO admits: Yeah, we wanted GitHub too. Whatevs

So it's official – Google was also keen on acquiring GitHub before Microsoft swooped in with its $7.5bn purchase. Speaking at an event in San Francisco, Diane Greene, CEO of Google Cloud, said ruefully: "I wouldn't have minded buying them, but it's OK." There was no word on what offer Google was thinking about. There had been …
Richard Speed, 28 Jun 2018
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GitLab's move off Azure to Google cloud totally unrelated to Microsoft's GitHub acquisition. Yep

From the department of "yeah, right" comes news that GitLab is shifting its platform from Azure to Google in order to take advantage of the ad giant's Kubernetes technology. It is, of course, absolutely nothing to do with cosying up to developers still anguished following Microsoft's purchase of GitHub. Nope, absolutely not. …
Richard Speed, 26 Jun 2018
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Microsoft will ‘lose developers for a generation’ if it stuffs up GitHub, says future CEO

GitHub’s future CEO Nat Friedman has conducted a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session and outlined a little of what Microsoft plans to do with the collaborative code locker once the acquisition is formalised and admitted that “if Microsoft screws this up, we will lose the trust of developers for a generation.” Friedman, who …
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Nadella tells worried GitHub devs: Judge us by our actions

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is at pains to reassure developers that its $7.5bn purchase of GitHub won't turn the code repository into an Azure-only space. "We love developers, and we love open source developers," he said on a call formally announcing the deal on Monday morning before promising, repeatedly, that GitHub will …
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Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion

Microsoft has agreed to acquire development platform GitHub in a deal worth $7.5bn, sending developers scurrying for cover. The Office-maker is chuffed to call itself the most active organisation on GitHub, claiming more than two million commits made to projects. The Seattle software slinger has its origins in development …
Richard Speed, 4 Jun 2018
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Programmers! Close the StackOverflow tabs. This AI robot will write your source code for you

Code boffins at Rice University in Texas have developed a system called Bayou to partially automate the writing of Java code with the help of deep-learning algorithms and training data sampled from GitHub. Much of modern programming is already automated in one way or another. Anyone including a code library or copying-and- …
Thomas Claburn, 26 Apr 2018
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Modern life is rubbish – so why not take a trip down memory lane with Windows File Manager?

First released as part of Windows 3.0 in 1990 before shuffling into the digital deadzone following the end of support for Windows NT 4.0, the venerable File Manager application has made a surprising comeback on Windows 10 following a release of the source code on GitHub. A tool beloved by those too timid to go near the command …
Richard Speed, 9 Apr 2018

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