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manage pull requests with the github extension for visual studio · github


no need to toggle between windows, you can now manage pull requests without leaving visual studio. the github extension for visual studio includes a new pull request window that lets you review code, make changes, and push those changes back to github. this release also provides support for upstream repository contributors to collaborate on a forked branch.you can install the extension directly from the visual studio gallery or it from visualstudio.github.com.last year we introduced the github extension for visual studio as an open source project under the mit license. we welcome you to log issues and contribute in the extension repository.






may 22-23 in london (uk) · github


early bird ticket sales and cfp now opengithub ellite is the european edition of our flagship user and product conference, github universe. ellite features two keynotes from github leadership and fourteen breakout sessions from all over the github community. we’ll spend an intensive day in breakout sessions featuring maintainers of open source projects, engineering teams facing unique challenges, and leaders using software to change the way their businesses work.register before march 7 to save 100 gbp.get tickets >interested in speaking at ellite?our call for proposals is open now until march 3. don’t miss your chance to share your story with more than 600 github users.submit a proposal >for information on sponsorship opportunities please email [email protected]






new theme chooser for github pages · github


you can now build a github pages website with a jekyll theme in just a few clicks.create a new github repository or go to an existing one.open the theme chooser in the github pages section of your repository settings.select a theme.using a jekyll theme means that your website content lives in markdown files, which you can edit as needed and manage using your favorite git workflow.as soon as you apply a jekyll theme to your site, you can add more pages simply by committing new markdown files.the theme chooser replaces the old automatic page generator which didn't use jekyll. rest ured, existing github pages created with the automatic page generator will automatically use a matching jekyll theme the first time you use the theme chooser.finally, the jekyll themes in the theme chooser are all






new and improved two-factor lockout recovery process · github


starting january 31, 2017, the recover accounts elsewhere feature will let you ociate your github account with your facebook account, giving you a way back into github in certain two-factor authentication lockout scenarios. if you've lost your phone or have otherwise lost the ability to use your phone or token without a usable backup, you can recover your account through facebook and get back to work. see how the new recovery feature works on the github engineering blog.currently, if you lose the ability to authenticate with your phone or token, you have to prove account ownership before we can disable two-factor authentication. proving ownership requires access to a confirmed email address and a valid ssh private key for a given account. this feature will provide an alternative proof of a






may 22-23 in london (uk) · github


early bird ticket sales and cfp now opengithub ellite is the european edition of our flagship user and product conference, github universe. ellite features two keynotes from github leadership and fourteen breakout sessions from all over the github community. we’ll spend an intensive day in breakout sessions featuring maintainers of open source projects, engineering teams facing unique challenges, and leaders using software to change the way their businesses work.register before march 7 to save 100 euro.get tickets >interested in speaking at ellite?our call for proposals is open now until march 3. don’t miss your chance to share your story with more than 600 github users.submit a proposal >for information on sponsorship opportunities please email [email protected]






github universe 2017 · github


github universe returns in 2017, and we already have some surprises in store for you. mark your calendars for october 10-12, 2017 at pier 70 in san francisco.we're releasing a limited amount of tickets at a super early bird price of $199 usd. there are only 100 tickets available, so make sure to snag yours before they run out.github universe is the three-day event for people making the future of software. immerse yourself in creativity and curiosity with the largest software community in the world. the event is packed with a nced training, deep dives on open source projects, keynotes from industry experts, and a look into successful software teams.check out the videos from 2016 at githubuniverse.com.






sticker pack 5 · github


you asked for it and we listened. let us introduce you to sticker pack five. collect them all from the github shop!






sticker pack 5 · github


you asked for it and we listened. let us introduce you to sticker pack five. collect them all! available in the github shop






github data, ready for you to explore with bigquery · github


github data is available for public analysis using google bigquery, and we’d like to help you take it for a spin.if you'd like to find out more about what data is available and how it's been used so far, watch this conver ion between github data analyst alyson la and google developer advocate felipe hoffa. you'll learn the story behind the datasets and what types of analysis they make possible. you'll also see how we've visualized data with tableau and looker.there's a lot of data out there, but it's all available through bigquery in two large data sets. the original, community-led github archive project launched in 2012 and captures almost 30 million events monthly, including issues, commits, and pushes. last year, we worked with google to release the github public data set, separate tabl






introducing github’s inform and act · github


to honor our commitment to inclusion, we are launching inform and act, a site dedicated to showcasing the work of organizations and projects that promote the free movement of people and ideas—those things that make progress possible. going forward, we will use this site to communicate our position on social issues and point you to actions you can take to support those most affected.our first set of actions is in response to the recent executive order on immigration. we have chosen to support the us muslim community through a gift of $25,000 to the council on american-islamic relations (cair). please join us and donate to cair ca while getting involved in one of the open source projects featured on the site.ideas for projects and organizations to feature? email [email protected]






introducing github’s inform and act · github


to honor our commitment to inclusion, we are launching inform and act, a site dedicated to showcasing the work of organizations and projects that promote the free movement of people and ideas—those things that make progress possible. going forward, we will use this site to communicate our position on social issues and point you to actions you can take to support those most affected.our first set of actions is in response to the recent executive order on immigration. we have chosen to support the us muslim community through a gift of $25,000 to the council on american-islamic relations (cair). please join us and donate to cair while getting involved in one of the open source projects featured on the site.ideas for projects and organizations to feature? email [email protected]






search commit messages · github


you can now search for commits from either the main search page or within a repository. quickly discover who removed set -e or find commits that involved refactoring.check out the github help documentation for more information on how to search commits.






new github terms of service · github


we’re in the process of updating our terms of service, and we’d like to get your input on the draft of our new terms.why the change?in short, our current terms of service agreement could do a better job of answering your questions about how our service works. we've heard your feedback, and we're updating our terms to make them less ambiguous and easier to read so that you know what you’re agreeing to.an overview of the new termsin general, this update lets us do a better job of putting our current business practices in clearer terms for our users. some of the changes you’ll find in the new terms of service:reading the terms: you’ll find a table of contents, as well as a summary of every section in plain english.acceptable use: we have clarified our acceptable use policy, including our poli






new github terms of service · github


we’re in the process of updating our terms of service, and we’d like to get your input on the draft of our new terms.why the change?in short, our current terms of service agreement could do a better job of answering your questions about how our service works. we've heard your feedback, and we're updating our terms to make them less ambiguous and easier to read so that you know what you’re agreeing to.an overview of the new termsin general, this update lets us do a better job of putting our current business practices in clearer terms for our users. some of the changes you’ll find in the new terms of service:reading the terms: you’ll find a table of contents, as well as a summary of every section in plain english.acceptable use: we have clarified our acceptable use policy, including our poli






patchwork hobart, australia · github


we hope you will join us and our friends at linux.conf.au as we host a patchwork on the isle of tasmania, in the city of hobart. the event is open to all beginners to git and github, or mentors who would like to help others learn. we'll have stickers and a little something extra for mentors, so we hope to see you there.p o courtesy chris neugebauera host of githubbers and community mentors will be on hand to walk you through your choice of learning modules:introduction to git (using git-it)introduction to github (using our on-demand learning module)patchwork is a self-directed, hands-on workshop for learning git and github. the atmosphere is casual and informal; it is not an event full of presented tutorials and copious note-taking. you will be able to go at your own pace, with the help of






bigger bounties in january and february · github


the github bug bounty program is turning three years old. to celebrate, we're offering bigger bounties for the most severe bugs found in january and february.the bigger the bug, the bigger the prizethe process is the same as always: ers and security researchers find and report vulnerabilities through our responsible disclosure process. to recognize the effort these researchers put forth, we reward them with actual money. standard bounties range between $500 and $10,000 usd and are determined at our discretion, based on overall severity. in january and february we're throwing in bonus rewards for standout individual reports in addition to the usual payouts.and t-shirts obviouslyin addition to cash prizes, we've also made limited edition t-shirts to thank you for helping us hunt down github






navigate file history faster with improved blame view · github


whether you're debugging a regression or trying to understand how some code e to have its current shape, you'll often want to see what a file looked like before a particular change. with improved blame view, you can easily see how any portion of your file has evolved over time without viewing the file's full history.check out the github help documentation for more information on using git blame to trace the changes in a file.






introducing topics · github


discover networks of similar repositories in a completely new way with topics. topics are labels that create subject-based connections between github repositories and let you explore projects by type, technology, and more.click on a topic that interests you to find related repositories. adding topics to your repositories will help other users discover your projects, too.you may see suggested topics when adding a topic to a public repository. these suggestions are the result of machine learning and natural language processing applied to repository content. we're at the start of this new journey and rejecting suggestions that don't fit well will help us train our model for more meaningful results.our help documentation will show you how topics works today, and there's more to come. topics wi






visualize your project's community · github


a new g h is available in the g hs tab to visualize your repository's data. with the dependents g h, you can now explore how repositories that contain ruby s relate to other repositories on github.if you're an open source maintainer, this means you can find out more about the community connected to your project in addition to projects that depend on your repository and its forks.the page starts with a list of the latest repositories to depend on your repository, making it easier to discover the newest members of your community. it also allows you to filter by either packages, which are other repositories that are s, or applications, which are other public repositories that aren't s themselves but use your .the dependency g h works for ruby s today, and we plan to expand support to other pa






see your project‘s history with the activity view · github


projects are a great way to keep your tasks organized on github, and they‘re especially useful when working with a team. to make it easier to keep track of what‘s going on in a project with lots of people, we‘re introducing the new project activity view, a way for you to view a history of all the activity that‘s happened in your project.if you find that a particular card isn‘t where you left it, it could be because one of your teammates renamed it or moved it to a different column. the project activity view can help you track down these changes, so you can figure out exactly what‘s changed since the last time you looked at your project.since we‘ve only recently started recording activity for this feature, your project‘s activity history won‘t go back much before january 27th, 2017. however






see your project‘s history with the activity view · github


projects are a great way to keep your tasks organized on github, and they‘re especially useful when working with a team. to make it easier to keep track of what‘s going on in a project with lots of people, we‘re introducing the new project activity view, a way for you to view a history of all the activity that‘s happened in your project.if you find that a particular card isn‘t where you left it, it could be because one of your teammates renamed it or moved it to a different column. the project activity view can help you track down these changes, so you can figure out exactly what‘s changed since the last time you looked at your project.since we‘ve only recently started recording activity for this feature, your project‘s activity history won‘t go back much before january 27th, 2017. however






announcing open source guides · github


participating in open source can be incredibly rewarding, but it's not always obvious how to make your first contribution, start a new project, or build an active community.to make your journey easier, we're launching the open source guides, a collection of resources for individuals, communities, and companies who want to learn how to run and contribute to open source.open source guides are a series of short, approachable guides to help you participate more effectively in open source, whether it's:finding users for your projectmaking your first contributionmanaging large open source communitiesimproving the workflow of your projectthese guides aim to reflect the voice of the community and their years of wisdom and practice. we've focused on the topics we've heard about most, and curated st






git merge scholarships and more · github


brussels will play host to git merge 2017 in february, and planning is already well underway.we're building git merge to be welcoming to and supportive of everyone in the vibrant git community. to this end, 100% of conference proceeds will once again go to the software freedom conservancy to protect and further floss projects. we are also pleased to offer scholarships as part of our commitment to accessibility and inclusion at github events and to bring git merge to a wider audience.the git merge scholarships consist of a number of discounted student tickets and complimentary tickets for people from currently underrepresented groups in tech. we reserve 10% of tickets to all of our events for scholarships and distribute them through partner organizations in the area serving technologists fr






flatiron school joins the github student developer pack · github


flatiron school has joined the student developer pack to offer students one free month of their community-powered boot p, a flexible online course in web development.the community-powered boot p is a self-paced subscription program for beginners. you'll learn online using the same course of study as the web developer program—a comprehensive curriculum tailored to job seekers. in a month, you can pick up a few in-demand skills and work with a community of other learners to start reaching your goals, whether they are technical literacy, a new programming language, or a new career.the detailsget the first month of tuition freestart 800+ hours of rigorous web development courseworktake on topics like html, css, javascript, node.js, react, and ruby on railslearn online and at your own pace with






organize your experts with ad hoc teams · github


many engineering organizations sort developers into teams like application engineering, platform engineering, web development, systems, and quality. structuring organizations in this way can leave blind spots that exclude the people best qualified to help solve a given problem. to address this blind spot at github, we've tested out a few alternative ways to organize teams by expertise, rather than by application. we refer to these highly specialized groups as ad hoc teams.what are ad hoc teams?github teams that group people with similar skill sets or interestsan opt-in social contract to respond to problems in a given domain when called upona vehicle to facilitate developer capability and knowledge growthcan be created without administrative interventionvariable duration: could be for one






github cl room for ap computer science at naperville north high school · github


we released github cl room in fall of 2015 to make it easier for teachers to distribute code and collect ignments on github. in the last year, we've seen it enter the cl rooms of thousands of teachers. we're delighted that it's helping students learn stem subjects and even more excited to share the processes, tips, and tricks educators have built around it.to kick off a series about educators and cl room practices, we'd like to introduce you to geoff schmit, a former engineer for national instruments. in his tenth year of teaching at naperville north high school, geoff seeks to prepare students with the mindset of a creative, ethical engineer who uses real-world tools:i had a background in source control which i brought with me from my life as a software engineer. i think students should l






carto adds data insights to the student developer pack · github


carto is the newest addition to the github student developer pack.carto is a powerful open platform for discovering and predicting key insights underlying the world's location data. it's a suite of geospatial tools, services, and apis for discovering and predicting the key insights from your location data in your applications. you'll be able to do powerful analysis of your data.with carto you get:carto builder, a web-based drag-and-drop analysis tool for users to discover and predict key insights from location data.carto engine, a one-stop shop of geospatial tools, services, and apis to discover and make predictions with your location data.a mobile sdk that lets you develop custom applications with maps on any mobile platform—android, ios, and windows mobile 10.location data services that






how cs50 at harvard uses github to teach computer science · github


how does harvard's largest course, an introduction to computer science, use github to achieve its learning goals?professor david j. malan, gordon mckay professor of the practice of computer science at harvard university, is dedicated to offering his students a robust learning experience. this post outlines how he uses github and his own custom tools to build hands-on assignments for cs50 students.with over 700 students, 80 staffers, and 2,200 participants in their end-of-term cs50 fairs, cs50 has a reputation for rigor, real-life application, and engaging material.at the same time, says professor malan, about half of cs50’s students typically treat the course as “terminal”— as their one and only course in computer science. so the projects touch on applications in a variety of fields, from






how cs50 at harvard uses github to teach computer science · github


how does harvard's largest course, an introduction to computer science, use github to achieve its learning goals?professor david j. malan, gordon mckay professor of the practice of computer science at harvard university, is dedicated to offering his students a robust learning experience. this post outlines how he uses github and his own custom tools to build hands-on assignments for cs50 students.with over 700 students, 80 staffers, and 2,200 participants in their end-of-term cs50 fairs, cs50 has a reputation for rigor, real-life application, and engaging material.at the same time, says professor malan, about half of cs50’s students typically treat the course as “terminal”— as their one and only course in computer science. so the projects touch on applications in a variety of fields, from






how cs50 at harvard uses github to teach computer science · github


how does harvard's largest course, an introduction to computer science, use github to achieve its learning goals?professor david malan, gordon mckay professor of the practice of computer science at harvard university, is dedicated to offering his students a robust learning experience. this post outlines how he uses github and his own custom tools to build hands-on assignments for cs50 students.with over 700 students, 80 staffers, and 2,200 participants in their end-of-term cs50 fairs, cs50 has a reputation for rigor, real-life application, and engaging material.at the same time, says professor david j. malan, about half of cs50’s students typically treat the course as “terminal”— as their one and only course in computer science. so the projects touch on applications in a variety of fields,






git merge 2017 recap · github


this week more than 350 git enthusiasts convened in brussels for git merge 2017, and hundreds more tuned in from around the world via live stream. the conference brought together git contributors, source control teams, and end-users from around the world for two days of sessions, training, and conver ion. all proceeds from ticket sales were donated to the software freedom conservancy in acknowled ent of the excellent work they do to improve and defend free and open source software.program highlightsgit merge stands apart as a conference for the git community at large, promoting goodwill and dialogue between companies that have a vested interest in the success and progression of git as a technology and that employ git core contributors.education is a key component of the event—git merge kic






now amazon echo can access your outlook.com calendar


as a part of amazon's ongoing quest to make alexa and its echo devices deeply embedded within our lives, this week it added support for microsoft calendar accounts. if your account ends in outlock.com, live.com or hotmail.com, then it should be accessible with no problem, however, according to the faq, corporate exchange accounts are probably a no-go. alexa already supports google calendar, but that's it. there's no icloud access either, however, geekwire points out a redditor's project on github that might help.






git merge 2017 recap · github


this week more than 350 git enthusiasts convened in brussels for git merge 2017, and hundreds more tuned in from around the world via live stream. the conference brought together git contributors, source control teams, and end-users from around the world for two days of sessions, training, and conversation. all proceeds from ticket sales were donated to the software freedom conservancy in acknowledgement of the excellent work they do to improve and defend free and open source software.program highlightsgit merge stands apart as a conference for the git community at large, promoting goodwill and dialogue between companies that have a vested interest in the success and progression of git as a technology and that employ git core contributors.education is a key component of the event—git merge






how to run a google summer of code project on github · github


google provides some guidance on how to effectively run a google summer of code project but it's not tailored specifically to github's workflow. to set clear expectations for mentors and students here's our ideas on how to successfully participate in google summer of code as a mentor or organization administrator.the application processdocument project ideasmake a dedicated file or repository for documenting project ideas and discuss them in issues. the ideas should be things that are going to be useful to your project, would take a maintainer a week or two to complete and you think should take a student between a month and a month and a half to complete. you can populate these from help wanted-labeled issues in your repository. they should be brief enough to stimulate discussion on their






filter pull request reviews and review requests · github


pull request reviews are a great way to share the weight of building software, and with review requests you can get the exact feedback you need.to make it easier to find the pull requests that need your attention, you can now filter by review status from your repository pull request index.use the reviews filtering menu to see the pull requests still awaiting review, unreviewed pull requests on protected branches that require a review, approved pull requests that are ready to merge, and pull requests that have a review requesting changes.you can also filter pull requests that have been reviewed by a specific user and quickly locate those that have required your review in the past to decide which needs your attention first.finally, we've also added review requests to the global pull request






too cute! madonna's twins sing 'twinkle, twinkle, little star'


music fills the night at madonna's house, where twin daughters stella and esther are getting some attention.the 4-year-old girls, whose adoption was announced earlier this month by the pop superstar, showed off their vocal strength in a video posted on instagram by their mother. the caption accompanying the clip of the girls singing twinkle, twinkle, little star reads: "a little night music."a little night music.........,,






web application - why does curl/wget in the ebay search box give me an access de


i assume that ebay.com installed a web application firewall, which recognizes your request as a possible attack. therefore, your request is cancelled and you receive a http 403 - access denied. the mod_security waf for apache/nginx/iis behaves similar: if it isn't in "detection only" mode, it will also respond with http 403 by default [1].most wafs have some kind of a rule set. they check whether your request matches one of their rules, maybe with regular expressions. i assume further that one of those rules looks like (wget|curl) (http|https)://.* [2]. the "sanitizing" of double forward slashes in your url happens most likely on the application level. strings like asdf// will also be shortened to asdf.[1] https://github.com/spiderlabs/modsecurity/wiki/reference-manual#secdefaultaction[2]






web application - why does curl/wget in the ebay search box give me an access de


i assume that ebay.com installed a web application firewall, which recognizes your request as a possible attack. therefore, your request is cancelled and you receive a http 403 - access denied. the mod_security waf for apache, nginx and iis behaves similar: if it is in prevention mode, it will also respond with http 403 by default [1].most wafs have some kind of a rule set. they check whether your request matches one of their rules, maybe with regular expressions. i assume further that one of those rules looks like (wget|curl) (http|https)://.* [2]. the "sanitizing" of double forward slashes in your url happens most likely on the application level. strings like asdf// will also be shortened to asdf.[1] https://github.com/spiderlabs/modsecurity/wiki/reference-manual#secdefaultaction[2] skip






these celebrities wish you a very happy valentine's day


whether or not you have a sweetheart this valentine's day, your favorite celebs have love for you.on the day of candy hearts and pink and red attire, stars like the rock, reese witherspoon and more remembered to say "happy valentine's" to their fans, each in their own special way. we rounded up the best greetings, some of which you can even send to your valentine.dwayne "the rock" johnson gave you a valentine worth sending to all your faves. and so did paul mccartney. reese witherspoon sent love and showed us a sweet valentine's dress from her draper james line. rebel wilson and anna kendrick had a less traditional valentine's pose. blake lively and sarah michelle gellar were all about galentine's day, the feb. 13 holiday from parks and rec, celebrating female friendship. ♥️happy gal






github rallies silicon valley companies to oppose muslim ban


those invited, according to a reuters report, include google, netflix and airbnb. all four of the companies declined to comment on the meeting. kickstarter, box, adroll and twilio have voiced their interest in participating as well. amicus ("friend of the court") briefs are legal documents made by parties not directly involved in a litigation but have a strong interest in the matter. last year, for example, the tech industry rallied behind apple in its lawsuit against samsung and stridently opposed north carolina's inhumane hb2 legislation.the group hasn't specified in which cases the document could or would be filed. if it were to file such a brief, it would place the industry squarely in opposition of the administration. while silicon valley has made overtures to trump's team during the