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GitHub Copilot X will tap ChatGPT-4

Future version of GitHub’s AI-powered programming assistant, now in limited preview, will add a chat interface and extend to pull requests, docs, and the command line.

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GitHub begins 2FA rollout

GitHub will begin selecting accounts for enrollment in two-factor authentication next week. All users will be required to use 2FA by year-end.

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AI still requires human expertise

AI generates a lot of answers and saves a lot of time, but it’s too often incomplete or untrustworthy.

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GitHub Copilot update includes security vulnerability filtering

GitHub says the controversial AI-assisted coding tool is now being used by more than 400 organizations to increase developer productivity and improve code quality.

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nbdev v2 review: Git-friendly Jupyter Notebooks

Add-on to Jupyter Notebooks enables a literate Python development style that gives you high-quality documentation, tests, continuous integration, and packaging for free.

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Easier documentation with GitHub Pages

GitHub Pages lets you manage content exactly the same way you manage code, pushing from content development branches to main to publish new content. It’s a great way to ensure that code and documentation are delivered side by side.

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GitHub Copilot for Business plans unveiled

GitHub’s AI-based coding assistant is now available for businesses at a monthly cost of $19 per user.

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GitHub bolsters NPM access control

New granular access tokens allow NPM package maintainers to restrict which packages, scopes, and organizations a token has access to.

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GitHub Codespaces freely available to all GitHub users

All GitHub users can use the GitHub-hosted development environments free for up to 60 hours per month. Codespaces also added JetBrains IDE, JupyterLab, and GPU support.

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GitHub faces lawsuit over Copilot AI coding assistant

Class-action complaint contends that training the AI system on public GitHub repos violates the legal rights of creators who posted the code under open-source licenses.

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GitHub sees a surge in IaC adoption

The annual 'State of the Octoverse' report notes an increase in IaC adoption and the growing role of operations in open source development, among other trends.

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GitHub for English teachers

Can a coder’s tool help non-coders learn how to write and edit prose? GitHub is a powerful way to record and ‘play back’ edits step-by-step, even when the text isn’t code.

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Doomed GitHub Trending page may be saved

GitHub had planned to axe the page that lists hot projects and developers due to low usage, but the company is reconsidering in light of community feedback.

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Apple moves WebKit to GitHub

WebKit project team cites numerous benefits to using GitHub including its large community of developers and powerful automation capabilities.

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Visualizing the Hacker News API with HCL and SQL

Use Steampipe and GitHub Actions to create a ‘dashboard as code’ for exploring thousands of Hacker News stories, right up to the current hour.

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GitHub Copilot users feel more productive

A GitHub study finds that developers who accept more Copilot suggestions at least feel more productive, while actual programmer productivity is hard to measure.

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GitHub Copilot AI coding assistant is now generally available

Copilot is available via subscription for commercial developers, free to students and maintainers of popular open source projects.

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GitHub adds supply chain security tools for Rust language

GitHub’s supply chain security features including the advisory database, Dependabot alerts, and dependency graph are now available for Rust Cargo files.

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