GitHub Launches Security Alerts for JavaScript and Ruby Projects, Python Support Coming in 2018

Last month GitHub launched its Dependency Graph feature that tracks a repository’s dependencies and sub-dependencies under the Insights tab. This week the company rolled out an expansion of the feature and will now identify known vulnerabilities and send notifications with suggested fixes from the GitHub community. Dependency graphs and security alerts are automatically enabled for public repositories, provided the repository …

GitHub Launches New Dependency Graph Feature with Security Alerts Coming Soon

GitHub announced a new Dependency Graph feature at the Github Universe conference yesterday. It lists all the dependencies for a repository and will soon identify known vulnerabilities. The graph can be accessed under the Insights tab and currently supports Ruby and JavaScript dependencies with Python coming soon. Public repositories display the graph by default and private repository owners also have …

DigitalOcean Partners with GitHub to Support Open Source Projects during Hacktoberfest October 1–31

DigitalOcean is organizing its fourth annual Hacktoberfest in partnership with GitHub. The event was created to support open source projects and participants can earn a free t-shirt by contributing four pull requests during the month of October. More than 29,000 people signed up for Hacktoberfest 2016 from 114 countries and 10,227 people completed the challenge. The event tracked a record-breaking …

Atom Editor Adds Git and GitHub Integration

GitHub open sourced its JavaScript-powered Atom editor in 2014 with extensibility designed to be its single-most important feature. Over the past three years, a thriving ecosystem of more than 6,000 packages to extend the editor has grown out of Atom’s open source community. GitHub estimates Atom now has 2.1 million active users. This week Atom added a major missing piece …

GitHub Adds Plain English Explanations to License Pages for Open Source Projects

GitHub took another step towards beefing up its support for open source projects this week with a new feature that makes it easier to understand a project’s license. If the project is using a popular open source license, GitHub will automatically add a short, plain-English description of the license and its permissions, conditions, and limitations. This allows GitHub users to …

GitHub Adds Code Review and Project Management Tools

GitHub’s second annual Universe conference kicked off in San Francisco today with 1500 attendees. Co-founder and CEO Chris Wanstrath announced a collection of new and and upcoming features for the platform, including code reviews, project management tools, profile updates, additional security features, and a community forum. October marks nine years since the first commit on GitHub. Over the past few …

GitLab Courts Disgruntled GitHub Customers with Response to Recent Pricing Hike

Yesterday GitHub announced pricing changes that give all paid plans unlimited repositories and change plans to a pricing-per-user model. Individual developers are the most likely customers to benefit from the changes, but many organizations will see an exponential increase in pricing. GitLab, a competitor in the Git repository hosting space, immediately addressed disgruntled GitHub customers with a pricing comparison on …

Getting Your WordPress Website Ready for Facebook Instant Articles

With Facebook’s Instant Articles program open to all content publishers as of April 12, 2016, now is the time to get your WordPress website set up to push posts to Facebook using the proper markup. More than one billion people log onto Facebook from a mobile device every month, and the performance of content viewed using Facebook’s mobile app matters …