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Salesforce
Salesforce resets user passwords as GitHub breach investigation continues
Salesforce is increasing its security measures after a recent GitHub breach incident investigation reported in Heroku.
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Open source
GitHub releases updates to Actions for better workflows
GitHub has released three new features for GitHub Actions to assist teams of all sizes to work faster at scale and enable increased productivity.
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Cybersecurity
GitHub Advisory Database opens to community contributions
The move allows anyone to contribute security information to advisories to better secure software supply chains.
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GitHub
GitHub rolls out a preview of substantial platform changes
GitHub has announced the rollout of a technology preview with substantial code searching improvements. 
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Application Performance Monitoring / APM
Datadog & Snyk integrate vulnerability management into GitHub
GitHub’s vice president of product management, Jeremy Epling, says that IT is increasingly relying on developers for security, testing, and responsibility for production operations.
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Application Performance Monitoring / APM
GitHub hosts more than 56 million developers in 2020
Developers have added more than 1.9 billion contributions, as well as more than 60 million repositories.
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Open source
GitHub shares 'greatest hits' open source repositories with historic libraries
Barely 12 months after launching an initiative to preserve open source software for future generations, GitHub is now sharing these collections with major libraries around the world.
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Open source
GitHub spruces up mobile platform as devs leave their desks behind
GitHub says these developments reflect the fact that more developers are turning to mobile apps to get their coding done.
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Open source
GitHub's code vulnerability scanning tool now generally available
GitHub has recently rolled out code scanning to help developers detect and prevent vulnerabilities from popping up in their open source and enterprise code.
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Microsoft
Microsoft, LinkedIn and GitHub make significant headway on digital skills initiative
Microsoft, LinkedIn and GitHub have reached 10 million learners globally since announcing their digital skills initiative. The ultimate aim is to help 25 million people worldwide gain more digital skills in 2020.
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BitCoin
ZCoin launches new crowdfunding system to decentralise funding
"As a privacy project, decentralisation is essential for long term sustainability which includes governance and funding."
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Data Science
Australia 13th largest user of open source in the world
Australia is the 13th largest user of open source in the world, a new report released by GitHub has revealed. 
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Open source
Google's Federated Learning tech gets privacy enhancements
We look at the new differential privacy library that Google has open-sourced
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Cybersecurity
GitHub amps up vulnerability reporting capabilities
GitHub has announced new capabilities that make it easier for developers to report vulnerabilities directly from their repositories.
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School
GitHub Classroom will now work with Google Classroom & more
GitHub’s learning platform GitHub Classroom will now work with popular student platforms including Canvas, Google Classroom, and Moodle.
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App development
GitHub Desktop evolves for improved workflow support
GitHub Desktop has evolved to version 2.0, bringing more capabilities to developers that better support workflows.
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Open source
GitHub launches fund to sponsor open source developers
In addition to GitHub Sponsors, GitHub is launching the GitHub Sponsors, GitHub will match all contributions up to $5,000 during a developer’s first year in GitHub Sponsors.
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Analytics
Australia needs 35,000 skilled IT experts to fuel DX initiatives
Australia is crying out for at least 35,000 skilled IT experts who will be desperately needed to serve organisations large and small this year.
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Big Data
Apache expands infrastructure with GitHub integration
“We’re proud to have such a long-standing member of the open source community migrate to GitHub."
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Security vulnerabilities
GitHub's Bug Bounty program gets bigger
GitHub’s Bug Bounty program is now five years old and to mark the occasion it has revamped the program’s scope, rewards, and new legal rules.
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Coding
GitHub frees up access to unlimited private repositories
Developers who use GitHub as a repository space can save themselves a little more money.
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Workflow Automation
GitHub tallies most popular programming languages in 2018
JavaScript is still a winner when it comes to programming languages but Kotlin, HCL, TypeScript and PowerShell are quickly climbing the ranks.
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Coding
Interview: GitHub's promise to diversity and social impact
GitHub is primarily a collaborative approach to coding and technical expertise, but dig a little deeper and you find that the company is so much more.
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Microsoft
It's official: Microsoft now owns GitHub
The US$7.5 billion deal brings Microsoft closer to the heart of developer communities; with new CEO Nat Friedman replacing former GitHub CEO and co-founder Chris Wanstrath.