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What's next on Google's kill list? Signs point to Google Code

Google's shutdown pattern has become so clockwork it's predictable, and Google Code has all the signs of a project on the way out.

How am I doing? GitHub lets developers visualize project stats

GitHub's new Traffic Analytics service lets open source developers measure community response to their software.

GitHub cranks delivery speeds, adds analytics

GitHub has added bandwidth for project home pages and introduced analytics to measure the Web traffic generated by each project.

15 hot programming trends -- and 15 going cold

Programmers love to sneer at the world of fashion where trends blow through like breezes. Skirt lengths rise and fall, pigments come and go, ties get fatter, then thinner. But in the world of technology, rigor, science, math, and...

Bitbucket vs. GitHub: Which project host has the most?

Point-for-point, GitHub and Bitbucket both have much to offer as source code hosting services. Find out what differentiates these projects and get tips for choosing the right respository for your code.

6 technologies you should learn this year

Continually learning new skills is both a perk of being a software developer and a career necessity. The trick is knowing which trends to follow, so here's a list that'll help.

JavaScript's popularity rankings vary widely

For measuring JavaScript's popularity the Tiobe programming language index says one thing, but GitHub's rankings tells a different story.

GitHub CEO: We're helping software eat the world

CEO Tom Preston-Werner explains the appeal of his cloud-based code repository, why Andreessen Horowitz invested $100 million, and what 'optimizing for happiness' really means.

Open source Java projects: GitHub

If you've been curious about GitHub then this short tutorial is for you. Get an overview of the source code repository that has changed the way that many developers work, both individually and collaboratively. Then try GitHub for...

OpenStack, GitHub, OmniOS: Three projects, one lesson

Using examples from OpenStack, GitHub, and OmniOS, Simon Phipps argues that it's better for open source companies to exert influence than tight-fisted control over the projects they manage.

Go it alone no more: GitHub gets $100 million investment

Code-sharing and hosting repository nabs venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz's largest-ever investment, which analyst likens to a merger.

User hacks GitHub to showcase vulnerability after Rails developers dismiss his report

Ruby on Rails developers reanalyze mass assignment security implications after GitHub gets hacked.

Git: The 'it' technology for software version control

Developers are taking a strong liking to the distributed system, though Subversion and others remain in the game.

Guidance on Git podcast

Iā€™m excited to announce that IBM developerWorks has launched a new series of podcasts hosted by yours truly. These podcasts feature technical discussions with various (opinionated) luminaries on a diverse set of subjects ranging from...

Development 2.0: Addressing the cost of IT

In a previous post entitled ā€œ Development 2.0 ā€œ, I suggested that future development will largely be defined by fully capitalizing on open source technologies (indeed, open source has proliferated in almost every vertical market...

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