GitHub is reaching out to developers with the formation of a program encouraging them to link to the popular code-sharing site.
The GitHub Developer Program offers resources to work with the GitHub API, which includes features like project management, authentication, and the triggering of code-testing when committing code to GitHub. "Really, almost anything you can do on GitHub, we open up an API for it," said Ryan Day, head of business development at the company.
GitHub is experiencing an increase in user account hijackings that's being fueled by a rash of automated login attempts from as many as 40,000 unique Internet addresses.
From the 'If you leave the keys out in the open it's your own fault' files:
Github rolled out a new search tool today making it easier to not just discover new projects, but code within projects. Think Google Code search (when it was alive, but better).
Access to software collaboration site GitHub appeared to be restored in China on Wednesday, just as former Google executive Kai-Fu lee criticized its blocking as a senseless move that would harm the nation's developers.
A Russian hacker dramatically demonstrated one of the most common security weaknesses in the Ruby on Rails web application language. By doing so, he took full control of the databases GitHub uses to distribute Linux and thousands of other open-source software packages.