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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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Your code is RUBBISH, says GitHub. Good thing we're here to save you

Last year, GitHub added security scanning to its dependency graph – and this month flicked the lid off a can absolutely crawling with bugs. The code-sharing site kicked off vulnerability scanning in late 2017, focussing on known Ruby and Javascript library vulnerabilities designated CVE numbers by MITRE. GitHub ran the …
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Mulled EU copyright shakeup will turn us into robo-censors – GitHub

Code-repository GitHub has raised the alarm about a pending European copyright proposal THAT could force it to implement automated filtering systems – referred to by detractors as "censorship machines" – that would hinder developers working with free and open source software. The proposal, part of Article 13 of the EU …
Thomas Claburn, 15 Mar 2018
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Gits club GitHub code tub with record-breaking 1.35Tbps DDoS drub

What's purported to be the world's largest distributed denial of service attack to date – measuring 1.35Tbps – knocked GitHub offline for a few minutes yesterday. The massive tsunami hit at 1721 UTC. During the assault, the popular code sharing website's admins noticed thousands of systems and devices slamming GitHub's web …
Iain Thomson, 1 Mar 2018
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GitHub Marketplace dev toolmakers get a clue

Community code site GitHub on Monday plans to illuminate its Marketplace, not with lights but with data. The social software development biz opened its online Marketplace last year to provide a central storefront for developer tools that can be integrated with its code repositories. GitHub's bit bazaar provides assorted …
Thomas Claburn, 26 Feb 2018

Apple tells GitHub to fork off: iGiant steps outside DMCA law in quest to halt iBoot leaks

Apple's fruitless attempts to remove its leaked iBoot source code from the internet have escalated into requests to have community code site GitHub disable all downstream forks made from identified infringing repositories. In a DMCA takedown notice sent to GitHub on Sunday and published on Monday – its sixth since the …
Thomas Claburn, 13 Feb 2018
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You can resurrect any deleted GitHub account name. And this is why we have trust issues

Analysis The sudden departure of a developer from GitHub, along with the Go code packages he maintained, has underscored a potential security issue with the way some developers rely on code distributed through the community site. The individual identifying himself as Jim Teeuwen, who maintained GitHub repository for a tool called go- …
Thomas Claburn, 10 Feb 2018
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Apple's top-secret iBoot firmware source code spills onto GitHub for some insane reason

The confidential source code to Apple's iBoot firmware in iPhones, iPads and other iOS devices has leaked into a public GitHub repo. The closed-source code is top-secret, proprietary, copyright Apple, and yet has been quietly doing the rounds between security researchers and device jailbreakers on Reddit for four or so months …

Uber quits GitHub for in-house code after 2016 data breach

Uber’s confessed that it didn’t use multifactor authentication on its GitHub account, an omission ultimately led to the data breach it revealed in 2017 after keeping it secret for more than a year, after using its bug bounty program to bribe the hacker to stay schtum. It’s now stopped using GitHub for anything other than open …
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GitHub shrugs off drone maker DJI's crypto key DMCA takedown effort

Updated GitHub rejected a DMCA takedown request from Chinese drone-maker DJI after someone forked source code left in the open by a naughty DJI developer, The Register can reveal. This included AES keys permitting decryption of flight control firmware, which could allow drone fliers with technical skills to remove geofencing from the …
Gareth Corfield, 25 Jan 2018
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Stick to the script, kiddies: Some dos and don'ts for the workplace

Scripting is now the first choice for clued-up administrators who want to get things done quickly and in an automated fashion. However, scripting does bring its own set of issues. One only need look here or here to feel the pain. Software-defined data centres exist purely in code (obviously with hardware underneath) so to help …
Stuart Burns, 23 Nov 2017
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Microsoft reprieves CodePlex users – you're doomed next week

Even a turkey can get a reprieve: Microsoft's CodePlex shut-down date has run late, but is still imminent. In March, Redmond announced it would put its collaborative software repository out of its misery. Its intent was to put the site into read-only mode during October, ahead of a December 15 shut-down. That timetable seems …

More than half of GitHub is duplicate code, researchers find

Given that code sharing is a big part of the GitHub mission, it should come at no surprise that the platform stores a lot of duplicated code: 70 per cent, a study has found. An international team of eight researchers didn't set out to measure GitHub duplication. Their original aim was to try and define the “granularity” of …
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Microsoft touts real-time over-the-network pair programming in Visual Studio, GitHub ships it

Microsoft and GitHub on Wednesday announced real-time collaboration in their respective code editors, almost as if they'd been collaborating. Microsoft offered a placeholder rather than a product. Said program tools director Amanda Silver: "We’re working on 'Visual Studio Live Share,' which enables developers using Visual …
Thomas Claburn, 16 Nov 2017

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