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Release Radar · February 2021 Edition

The open source community is always hard at work. February’s projects were super hard to pick since there are so many amazing releases. These are exciting new releases from some of the coolest projects around. There’s everything from world-changing tech to weekend hobbies. Our recent State of the Octoverse report talked about how many developers are...

4 things you didn’t know you could do with GitHub Actions

GitHub Actions is a powerful platform that empowers your team to go from code to cloud, all from the comfort of your repositories. In this post, I’ll walk through a few examples of how you can use GitHub Actions to automate and orchestrate your DevOps pipeline today. Compress images for the web with GitHub Actions Now there’s something that I always...

GitHub Availability Report: February 2021

Introduction In February, we experienced no incidents resulting in service downtime to our core services. This month’s GitHub Availability Report will provide initial details around an incident from March 1 that caused significant impact and a degraded state of availability for the GitHub Actions service. March 1 09:59 UTC (lasting one hour and 42...

Octoverse spotlight: Exploring the people and stories behind GitHub data

In January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a state of emergency. Even before the novel coronavirus had an official name, it set off global travel restrictions, widespread closures, and a near-instant shift in how the world worked. As cities and countries responded to the pandemic, developers everywhere closed their laptops at work,...

GitHub Security Lab Capture the Flag: A call to hacktion

Save the date! March 17 to 21, take your chance with the GitHub CTF “A Call to Hacktion!” What is a CTF? In software security, a Capture the Flag (CTF) is a contest where participants conduct real-world attacks on a given target to find and exploit a security vulnerability. When the exploit is successful, they can get their hands on a “flag.” Are...

Your guide to DevOps automation and CI/CD at GitHub InFocus

Last week we kicked off GitHub InFocus, a global virtual series just for software teams. We discussed the importance of developer experience and innersource—and how key collaboration really is. Next up: DevOps. We checked in with virtual hosts Jennie, Marko, and Daniel for a quick Q&A on what to expect, from CI/CD to DevSecOps. This week of...

The little bug that couldn’t: Securing OpenSSL

Software security doesn’t end at the boundaries of your own code. The moment a library dependency is introduced, you’re adopting other people’s code and any bugs that come with it. Code review and good software engineering practices face this problem on a daily basis. Securing a single project is already a difficult task, but trying to also secure the...

2020 Transparency Report

At GitHub, we put developers first, and we work hard to provide a safe, open, and inclusive platform for code collaboration. This means we are committed to minimizing the disruption of software projects, protecting developer privacy, and being transparent with developers about content moderation and disclosure of user information. This kind of transparency...

Hello from GitHub’s new Chief Security Officer

The world runs on software, and a large portion of it, especially the open source software that’s part of everything we experience, is built by millions of developers on GitHub every day. GitHub is heavily invested in both the security of the platform and helping developers shift left their security investments in building secure software. Security...

Black History Month Spotlight: Honoring Black creators, activists, and community builders

February is Black History Month in the US and Canada, a month when we celebrate our amazing Black/African American heritage and what it represents in our society, our work, and in history. To honor the occasion, we shared a few stories on The ReadME Project highlighting the journeys of Black developers, open source leaders, and those fighting deeply...

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