Today, we’re excited to open source GitHub Docs at http://github.com/github/docs.
Being a developer means always learning, and great docs can be like rocket fuel. They’re there when you need them, helping you learn and get the most of new features, troubleshoot problems, and get you back to writing code. Millions of developers rely on GitHub every day. We know how important great docs are to you, and we’ve been at work improving them. In July, we launched a new site at docs.github.com, a single place where you can find all you need about GitHub. Using Actions with Python? Building a GitHub App or using the GraphQL API? Looking to get the most out of GitHub Issues? It’s all there. Every day, we’re adding new guides and docs for different ways you can use GitHub features. We’re also improving how information is organized on the site so you can find what you need when you need it.
To make GitHub Docs the best they can be, we know we need to work in the open, with all of you, so that we can stay better in sync with your feedback, ideas, and collective knowledge. The best way to do that is to work in public. That’s why we’re open sourcing GitHub Docs, and opening it up to your feedback and contributions.
It’s October and we’re calling all programmers, designers, content writers and open-source contributors to join Hacktoberfest 2020. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to open-source or try your hand at something new.
For those who are new to programming or open-source, you may be wondering what is open-source or Hacktoberfest.
_Open source_refers to source code that is publicly accessible and allows anyone to inspect, modify, or learn from it. Open source projects encourage collaboration and the freedom to use the software for any purpose you wish.
_Hacktoberfest_is a month-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean and is open to everyonein our global community.
Seven years ago, Hacktoberfest kick-started the celebration along with 676 excited participants contributing to open source projects and earning a limited-edition T-shirt. Now, hundreds of thousands of developers participate in Hacktoberfest from 150 countries.
If you want to contribute to open-source projects, but don’t know where to start, then Hacktoberfest is the perfect opportunity for you.
Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software sponsored by Digital Ocean, Intel, and DEV.
The goal of the event is to encourage participation in the open-source community all across the globe. The challenge is quite simple: open four high-quality pull requests in October on any open source project to get some swag.
If you complete valid 4prs, you stand to get a T-shirt, some stickers and a cup coaster (I got one last year, I’m not sure if they’ll be doing it this year also).
They also introduced the option to plant a tree instead of receiving a T-shirt as a reward to reduce the environmental impact.
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Are you an Arctic Code Vault Contributor or have seen someone posting about it and don’t know what it is. So let’s take a look at what is an Arctic Code Vault Contributor and who are the ones who gets this batch.
GitHub, the world’s largest open-source platform for software and programs has safely locked the data of huge value and magnitude in a coal mine in Longyearbyen’s Norwegian town in the Arctic region.
Back in November 2019, GitHub Arctic Code Vault was first announced.
The GitHub Arctic Code Vault is a data repository preserved in the Arctic
World Archive (AWA), a very-long-term archival facility 250 meters deep in the permafrost of an Arctic mountain. The archive is located in a decommissioned coal mine in the Svalbard archipelago, closer to the North Pole than the Arctic Circle.
Last year, GitHub said that it plans to capture a snapshot of every active
public repository on 02/02/2020 and preserve that data in the Arctic
The project began on February 2, when the firm took a snapshot of all of
GitHub’s active public repositories to store them in the vault. They initially intended to travel to Norway and personally escort the world’s open-source technology to the Arctic but their plans were derailed by the global pandemic. Then, they had to wait until 8 Julyfor the Arctic Data Vault data to be deposited.
GitHub announced that the code was successfully deposited in the Arctic Code Vault on July 8, 2020. Over the past several months, GitHub worked
with its archive partners Piql to write the 21TB of GitHub repository data to 186 reels of piqlFilm (digital photosensitive archival film).
GitHub’s strategic software director, Julia Metcalf, has written a blog post
on the company’s website notifying the completion of GitHub’s Archive Program on July 8th. Discussing the objective of the Archive Program, Metcalf wrote “Our mission is to preserve open-source software for future generations by storing your code in an archive built to last a thousand years.”
The Arctic Code Vault is only a small part of the wider GitHub Archive
Program, however, which sees the company partner with the Long Now
Foundation, Internet Archive, Software Heritage Foundation, Microsoft
Research and others.
Svalbard has been regulated by the international Svalbard Treaty as a demilitarized zone. Home to the world’s northernmost town, it is one of the most remote and geopolitically stable human habitations on Earth.
The AWA is a joint initiative between Norwegian state-owned mining company Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani (SNSK) and very-long-term digital preservation provider Piql AS. AWA is devoted to archival storage in perpetuity. The film reels will be stored in a steel-walled container inside a sealed chamber within a decommissioned coal mine on the remote archipelago of Svalbard. The AWA already preserves historical and cultural data from Italy, Brazil, Norway, the Vatican, and many others.
The 02/02/2020 snapshot archived in the GitHub Arctic Code Vault will
sweep up every active public GitHub repository, in addition to significant dormant repos.
The snapshot will include every repo with any commits between the announcement at GitHub Universe on November 13th and 02/02/2020,
every repo with at least 1 star and any commits from the year before the snapshot (02/03/2019 – 02/02/2020), and every repo with at least 250 stars.
The snapshot will consist of the HEAD of the default branch of each repository, minus any binaries larger than 100KB in size—depending on available space, repos with more stars may retain binaries. Each repository will be packaged as a single TAR file. For greater data density and integrity, most of the data will be stored QR-encoded and compressed. A human-readable index and guide will itemize the location of each repository and explain how to recover the data.
The company further shared that every reel of the archive includes a copy
of the “Guide to the GitHub Code Vault” in five languages, written with input from GitHub’s community and available at the Archive Program’s own GitHub repository.
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Open source today is a word that often include a lot of things, such as open knowledge (Wikimedia projects), open hardware (Arduino, Raspberry Pi), open formats (ODT/ODS/ODP) and so on.
It is a world of opportunities that can be difficult for newcomers but also for intermediates. This article will help you discover how to approach specific roles, activities or projects/communities in the best way.
I decided to write a book in my personal style about my experience in the last 7 to 8 years in open source. I was surprised when I reached 100 pages about various different topics.
My idea was to write something that I would like to read, so nothing that is boring or complicated, but full of real facts.
The second goal was to include my experience but also my philosophy on contributing and how I contribute daily.
Thirdly, I wanted to give a lot of hints and resources and an overall view of this open source world.
Basically, I wanted to write something different from self-help or coaching books that includes just a list of suggestions and best practices. Instead, I take real examples from real life about the OSS world.
As a contributor and developer, I prefer to have real cases to study, because best practices are useful, but we need to learn from others and this world is full of good and bad cases to discover.
In 2019, I started writing a book after Fosdem 2019 and after 2 years inside the Mozilla Reps Council. In that Fosdem edition, I had a talk “Coaching for Open Source Communities 2.0” and after the feedback at the conference and my thoughts in various roles, activities, and projects, it was time to write something.
At the end it wasn’t a manual but a book that included my experience, learnings, best practices and so on in Localization, Development, Project Maintainer, Sysadmin, Community Management, Mentor, Speaker and so on. It contains the following sections:
There are also three appendices that are manuals which I wrote throughout the years and gathered and improved for this book. They are about: community management, public speaking, and mentoring.
The book ends with my point of view about the future and what we have to do to change opinions about those topics.
I wrote this book and published in October 2019, but it was only possible with the help of reviews and localizers that improved and contributed. Yes, because this book is open source and free for everyone.
I picked the GPL license because this license changed the world and my life in the best way. Using this license is just a tribute. This decision usually is not clear because after all this is a book and there are better licenses like Creative Commons.
#open-source #contributing-to-open-source #programming #software-development #development #coding #books #open-source-software
Learning about Java is no easy feat. It’s a prevalent and in-demand programming language with applications in numerous sectors. We all know that if you want to learn a new skill, the best way to do so is through using it. That’s why we recommend working on projects.
So if you’re a Java student, then you’ve come to the right place as this article will help you learn about the most popular Java open source projects. This way, you’d have a firm grasp of industry trends and the programming language’s applications.
However, before we discuss its various projects, it’s crucial to examine the place where you can get those projects – GitHub. Let’s begin.
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Over the last few years, Kubernetes have become the de-facto standard for container orchestration and has also won the race against Docker for being the most loved platforms among developers. Released in 2014, Kubernetes has come a long way with currently being used across the entire cloudscape platforms. In fact, recent reports state that out of 109 tools to manage containers, 89% of them are leveraging Kubernetes versions.
Although inspired by Borg, Kubernetes, is an open-source project by Google, and has been donated to a vendor-neutral firm — The Cloud Native Computing Foundation. This could be attributed to Google’s vision of creating a platform that can be used by every firm of the world, including the large tech companies and can host multiple cloud platforms and data centres. The entire reason for handing over the control to CNCF is to develop the platform in the best interest of its users without vendor lock-in.
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