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Scaling accessibility within GitHub and beyond

A popular mantra within the disability community is, “Nothing about us without us.” That mantra embodies the strongly held belief that people with disabilities must actively participate in the decisions that impact their lives. Given that technology is an integral part of how all of humanity lives, works, learns, and plays, it is absolutely essential...

Thu May 16, 2024 19:01
Securing Git: Addressing 5 new vulnerabilities

Hi there, Git users! Today, I write to you not in my capacity as Git for Windows maintainer, but as the Git community coordinator of the latest security bugfix release of Git. In the ever-evolving landscape of software development, security remains a paramount concern, especially for the Git project. Alongside our other business priorities, we hold...

Tue May 14, 2024 20:16
Research: Quantifying GitHub Copilot’s impact in the enterprise with Accenture

Since bringing GitHub Copilot to market, we’ve conducted several lab studies to discover its impact on developer efficiency, developer satisfaction, and overall code quality. We found that our AI pair programmer helps developers code up to 55% faster and that it made 85% of developers feel more confident in their code quality. With the introduction...

Mon May 13, 2024 21:35
Say hello to the SPORTech collection

We used to think of coding as a solitary activity, but through our interconnected community it has become the world’s largest team sport. Now, you can get the colors to match. Whether you’re a rookie coder or a seasoned pro, GitHub’s new SPORTech shop collection is tailored for you. And here’s the kicker: we’re offering free delivery worldwide over...

Mon May 13, 2024 20:07
GitHub Availability Report: April 2024

In April, we experienced four incidents that resulted in degraded performance across GitHub services. April 05 08:11 UTC (lasting 47 minutes) On April 5, between 8:11 and 8:58 UTC, several GitHub services experienced issues. Web request error rates peaked at 6% and API request error rates peaked at 10%, and over 100,000 GitHub Actions workflows failed...

Fri May 10, 2024 20:13
How AI enhances static application security testing (SAST)

In a 2023 GitHub survey, developers reported that their top task, second only to writing code (32%), was finding and fixing security vulnerabilities (31%). As their teams “shift left” and integrate security checks earlier into the software development lifecycle (SDLC), developers have become the first line of defense against vulnerabilities. Unfortunately,...

Thu May 9, 2024 19:01

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