Continuous Integration (CI) workflows are considered a best practice these days. As in, you work with your version control system (Git), and as you do, CI is doing work for you like running tests, sending notifications, and deploying code. That last part is called Continuous Deployment (CD). But shipping code to a production server often requires paid services. With GitHub Actions, Continuous Deployment is free for everyone. Let’s explore how to set that up.
GitHub for mobile is now available – The GitHub Blog https://github.blog/2020-03-17-github-for-mobile-is-now-available/
Generate new repositories with repository templates – The GitHub Blog https://github.blog/2019-06-06-generate-new-repositories-with-repository-templates/
Spectrum is joining GitHub! —
Microsoft Is Said to Have Agreed to Acquire Coding Site GitHub – Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-03/microsoft-is-said-to-have-agreed-to-acquire-coding-site-github
If this is true, and we’ll know soon enough, it changes the landscape for open source software development. The acquisition may be behind the GNOME project’s decision to move to GitLab, an open source alternative to Gitub.
It’s worth mention that git and GitHub are not the same thing. There will almost certainly be stories floating around that MSFT is buying git, but that isn’t the case. GitHub is just the must popular of several web based front ends to git.
This popped up on my Github feed recently. Looks like Prof. Michael Poulshock is taking a shot at using Github to manage materials for his Legal Decision Technology course being taught in the Spring 2018 semester at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. The course itself looks pretty interesting, according to the syllabus:
This course explores how legal decision technology can be used to expand public access to legal information. Students will learn about cutting edge legal decision technologies, hone their statutory interpretation skills, and build interactive apps that answer specific legal questions. This is a hands-on, lab-style class, but no prior programming experience is required.
The course is going to make use of tool called Oracle Policy Modeling which I had not heard of before but seems interesting. Heck, I’m even going to download a copy and take it for a spin.
Always great to see law professors taking advantage of interesting tool in the courses they teach. Maybe Prof. Poulshock will head to CALIcon18 in June to talk about the course and how it went.
The Github repo is at https://github.com/mpoulshock/Drexel-Legal-Decision-Technology-Spring-2018
This is something you just see everyday. Prof. Eric Fink at Elon Law School is using GitHub to manage and serve websites for his courses. This is a great idea and now I’m wondering if there are other law profs out there doing this sort of thing.
How Wal-Mart enables ‘innersourcing’ with Github | Computerworld http://www.computerworld.com/article/3101429/open-source-tools/how-wal-mart-enables-innersourcing-with-github.html#tk.rss_all
Introducing unlimited private repositories · GitHub https://github.com/blog/2164-introducing-unlimited-private-repositories