Why Facebook does not use Git – and why most other devs do

Facebook internal development started out on Subversion with a Git mirror but switched to Mercurial for source code control, achieving what some who worked...

Netlify sponsors Astro and becomes official deployment partner, as CEO takes aim at “vendor lock-in”

Netlify will sponsor the Astro JavaScript/TypeScript framework and is becoming the official deployment partner for this open source project. CEO Matt Biilmann contrasted Astro to...

Devs say many of their hours are wasted, disagree with managers on how to fix the issue

Atlassian, maker of developer collaboration tools, has sponsored new research showing that "misalignment between engineers and their leaders is possibly the leading cause of...

Boomi takes aim at zombie APIs with control plane

Boomi has pledged to help users slash their through hordes of “zombie” APIs by shipping the control plane it teased back in May at...

German court rules AI output can be protectable, ups stakes for machine generated code

A German court ruled last week that AI generated inventions can be patented as long as a human is listed as an inventor. While the...

Daunting downtime stats help put industrial DevOps under spotlight

Industrial firms are belatedly adopting DevOps as they get their heads round the fact that industrial code is behind 50 percent of their extremely...

AWS pulls support for EOL’d but widely used versions of PHP

AWS has called time on a raft of older PHP runtimes, sending ripples through a community still wedded to creaking versions of the scripting...

Visual Studio Code update previews source change visualization, initial release breaks on older Macs

The Visual Studio Code (VS Code) team has released version 1.91 with new features including visualization of source code changes, TypeScript 5.5 support, and...

Ladybird web browser now funded by GitHub co-founder, promises ‘no code’ from rivals

A new US non-profit organization called the Ladybird Browser Initiative has been set up to develop the Ladybird web browser, based on a new...

Posit releases public preview of Positron next-gen data science IDE, promises RStudio will continue

Posit, a public benefit corporation whose best-known product is RStudio, has released a public preview of Positron, based on the same open-source core as...