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Introducing the GitHub Availability Report

What is the Availability Report? Historically, GitHub has published post-incident reviews for major incidents that impact service availability. Whether we’re sharing new investments to infrastructure or detailing site downtimes, our belief is that we can collectively grow as an industry by learning from one another. This month, we’re excited to introduce...

GitHub Action Hero: Casey Lee

The GitHub community is capable of incredible things and GitHub Actions is the tool. Do you want to automate your workflow, increase your productivity, and empower your developer experience? Then read on for inspiration. We’ve been sharing lots of stories from developers like you over the last couple of weeks. These developers are some of our earliest...

How we launched docs.github.com

ICYMI: docs.github.com is the new place to discover all of GitHub’s product documentation! We recently completed a major overhaul of GitHub’s documentation websites. When you visit docs.github.com today, you’ll see content from the former help.github.com and developer.github.com sites in a unified experience. Our engineering goals were two-fold: 1)...

Git Credential Manager Core: Building a universal authentication experience

Authentication is a critical component to your daily development. When working in open source, you need to prove that you have rights to update a branch with git push. Additionally when working on proprietary software, you need a way to prove that you even have read permission to access your code during git fetch or git pull. Git currently supports...

GitHub Supports the Open Technology Fund

Last week, GitHub joined over 500 organizations signing a letter to the U.S. Congress seeking continued support for the Open Technology Fund (OTF) and its mission of funding open source tools for internet freedom. OTF has demonstrated the power of investing in open source for public good. Taking relatively modest government grants, OTF has seeded and...

Launching docs.github.com

We know how important learning is to your success using GitHub. When you’re using our products, we hope you’ll feel confident and supported with the tools you need to keep growing in your journey. That’s why we’re launching a single home for all of GitHub’s product documentation, docs.github.com. What we’re launching Until now, GitHub has had two...

Looking back on the GitHub Security Lab Capture The Flag: CodeQL and chill

One year ago, the security research team at Semmle launched its first Capture the Flag (CTF), as part of the Hack In The Box (HITB) Amsterdam conference. We wanted to propose something different from the usual CTFs, while supporting our mission of securing open source at scale. Instead of just searching for a flag, participants would write a CodeQL...

Remote work: Reshaping the workplace experience

Have you heard how your company will approach office and remote work in the coming year? As different parts of the world start to ease restrictions and reopen communities, the GitHub Workplace Experience team has been working on a plan to optimize a remote-first workplace, with offices and co-working space available as needed. This includes continued...

GitHub Action Hero: Victoria Drake

GitHub Actions allows you to automate your workflow. With GitHub Actions, you can deploy to any cloud, build containers, automate messages, and do so much more. Use any tool you know and love, and have more freedom to innovate and be creative. It’s time to take control! (opens in a new tab) Everyday, there are lots of amazing Actions being built. We...

GitHub Enterprise Server 2.21 is here

GitHub Enterprise 2.21 is here with lots of exciting new features across pull requests, issues and notifications, alongside a number of bug fixes and reliability improvements. Upgrade to the newest version of GitHub Enterprise Server to take advantage of the latest features, or learn more about GitHub Enterprise. New power in pull requests Convert...

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