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GitHub 101: A Beginners Guide To Open Source Software Projects

Since launching in 2009, GitHub has become the biggest Git repository hosting service in the world and is used by millions of individuals and businesses to manage software projects. It has also become a playground for open-source software projects that often involve a large number of contributors. When there are a lot of cooks in the kitchen, it can become chaotic and scare off beginners. If you are a software developer that’s ready to enter the GitHub fray, we have some advice on what to do — and what not to do — when you’re contributing to a project in a Git repository.

Microsoft Officially Open Sources PowerShell, Releases Linux Build

As we reported last month, the open-sourcing of Microsoft’s PowerShell appeared a done deal. Now, a month later, the company has made the whole thing official, publishing the source to GitHub, along with Linux and OS X flavoured binaries.

What Is 'Fuchsia', The Mysterious New OS Being Developed By Google?

Google has never shied away from building operating systems — just look at Chrome OS and Android. The thing is, they’re both based on Linux and while it’s open-source and incredibly flexible, it might not be up to the task for Google’s future conquests. Enter “Fuchsia”, a new, non-Linux OS the company appears to be developing.

Microsoft's Next Open Source Target Could Be PowerShell: Report

Microsoft looks like it’ll continue to feed its addiction to open-sourcing its technology (both internal and acquired), with new information suggesting the company’s PowerShell framework is next in line.

Copyright Infringement Saw GitHub Shut Down 8200 Projects During 2015

It’s easy to forget that GitHub can host any sort of content, not just source code and data for your personal or business projects. This means GitHub can unintentionally become a server of copyright-infringing material, a fact the company takes seriously — it shut down over 8200 projects during 2015, with nearly 6000 closed in September alone.

GitHub Catches Up With Competitors, Offers Unlimited Private Repositories

GitHub has been slowly and steadily improving its platform. Just this year it’s introduced browser file uploads, commit “reactions” and user blocking. These were nice, but didn’t add much to the service’s appeal. Unlimited private repositories however? That’s not bad.

GitHub Now Lets You Block Troublesome Users From Public Repositories

GitHub is a git repository service widely used to host open source software projects. The beauty of open source projects on GitHub is that people can collaborate to edit and improve the code. Trouble is, with multiple people working on the same project, it can get a bit chaotic and one uncooperative coder can ruin it for everybody. This is why GitHub is now letting project owners of public repositories block abusive users.

GitHub Adds Facebook-Like Reactions To Its Web Interface

Hot on the heels of adding browser file uploading, GitHub has taken the wraps off another feature for its web-facing presence — reactions. Yes, you can now better share you feelings regarding issues, comments and pull requests on GitHub using good old emoticons.

GitHub Adds Browser File Uploading To Hosted Repositories

New GitHub features are always welcome, though some a certainly more useful than others. On the “less handy” end of the spectrum is the recent addition of file uploading via the browser to your GitHub-hosted repositories.

GitHub Enterprise 2.5 Brings Additional Support To Growing Development Teams

Code repository hosting service GitHub has updated its enterprise offering to provide more support for development teams within large companies. GitHub Enterprise 2.5 is focused on making it easier for teams to add new users to their software projects, facilitating secure collaboration and weeding out performance issues that crop up when working with large groups of developers.

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