GitHub’s Nico Waisman: ‘Security is not just an opportunity, but a responsibility for us’

Source:-portswigger.net The GitHub Security Lab was set up by the software development platform in November 2019. Headed up by Nico Waisman, the lab’s mission, first and foremost, is to improve security in open source projects. With GitHub claiming that more than 90% of enterprise software now uses at least some open source elements, the need to improve the security of the OSS ecosystem is more important than ever. And, as Waisman points out, there is an imbalance between software developers

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GitHub Super Linter Helps Developers Ensure No Broken Code Is Ever Merged

Source:-infoq.com GitHub Super Linter aims to automate the process of setting up your GitHub repositories so they will use the appropriate linter for your language whenever a pull request is created. According to GitHub, its Super Linter will make it easier for developers to ensure broken code never makes it into their master branches. When using Super Linter, any time you open a pull request, it will start linting the code case and return via the Status API. It will

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GitHub to replace “master” with alternative term to avoid slavery references

Source:-zdnet.com GitHub getting on board legitimizes movement aimed at removing racially-charged language from software. GitHub is working on replacing the term “master” on its service with a neutral term like “main” to avoid any unnecessary references to slavery, its CEO said on Friday. The code-hosting portal is just the latest in a long line of tech companies and open source projects that have expressed support for removing terms that may be offensive to developers in the black community. This includes

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VERSION CONTROL HOSTING SOFTWARE MARKET 2020 PRECISE OUTLOOK – GITHUB, GITLAB, BITBUCKET, JFROG, ASSEMBLA, HELIX CORE

Source:-3wnews.org Global Version Control Hosting Software Market Research Report is a detailed observation of several aspects, including the rate of growth, technological advances and various strategies implemented by market players. The Research report analyzes the market status, Revenue and forecast. The report is based on a collective analysis of data, which is obtained through primary and secondary research. It provides growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis and forecast 2020 to 2026. Version control hosting solutions are

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Spotify, TikTok, and other popular iOS apps were crashing due to a Facebook issue

Source:-en.brinkwire.com Countless iOS apps experienced problems launching Wednesday evening, according to multiple reports on Twitter and crowdsourced user reports on Downdetector. The issues seem to have started around 6:30PM ET, and Spotify, TikTok, Pinterest, Tinder, and more were affected, according to Downdetector. I personally experienced problems with Spotify and GrubHub, but they are both working for me now, so it seems apps are starting to starting work as normal again. The issue was caused by an apparent problem with a

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WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT OPEN SOURCING CONTACT TRACING APPS?

Source:-analyticsindiamag.com Governments across the world have been working to deploy contact tracing apps in order to curb the spread of Covid-19. But many experts have raised concerns how such applications can potentially breach the privacy of citizens. Privacy concerns could be real, and personal data collection could be problematic. This may prevent a lot of people installing it. So, while governments are not going to stop their efforts of deploying such applications, there are proposals being made to make contact

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From pair to p-AI-r programming: Kite floats paid-for spin of its GitHub-trained code autocomplete assistant

Source:-theregister.co.uk Too lazy to type out Python? But not too tight to pay $20 a month? Kite will today launch a subscription-based coding assistant that tries to help programmers craft stuff quickly and efficiently. Founder and CEO Adam Smith told The Register his San Francisco upstart has spent more than six years developing a product that is, essentially, autocomplete for source code. Over that time, Kite has amassed about 250,000 monthly active users for its free version known as Kite

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Hacker gets access to private GitHub repositories through a Microsoft employee’s account

Source:-hindustantimes.com However, it appears that the hacker did not get access to source code of any significant projects, such as Windows and Office, said the report based on what several Microsoft employees said. Taking control of a Microsoft employee’s GitHub account, a hacker recently got access to some of the company’s “private” repositories on GitHub. While some Microsoft engineers initially tried to downplay the incident calling it “a scam”, they later retracted their comments after some employees confirmed its partial

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GitHub Shows COVID-19 Shifting Developer Workflows

Source:-insights.dice.com The COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on developers’ workflows, according to a new report from GitHub. GitHub’s data science team crunched the massive website’s activity data and discovered that developer activity during the first three months of 2020 was “largely consistent or increased” compared to the same period last year. Even as they maintained a comparable pace of work, though, it’s clear that developers (and companies) worldwide were locking down. “Our analysis shows that GitHub issues in enterprise

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GitHub Introduces Codespaces and Discussions and More Security Features

Source:-infoq.com At GitHub Satellite 2020, GitHub announced two new features meant to bring developer collaboration to a new level: Codespaces, which provide a complete, ready-to-use dev environment within GitHub, and Discussions, aimed to enable the creation of knowledge bases in a threaded Q&A format. Additionally, code scanning for vulnerabilities is now integrated within GitHub main interface, and secret scanning is extended to private repositories, too. Codespaces gives you a fully-featured, cloud-hosted dev environment that spins up in seconds, directly within

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