GitHub Copilot: First Impressions

- Vlad Iliescu tl;dr: The good - you don't have to write boilerplate code. The bad - it's inconsistent, so you need to be aware of it at all times. Vlad believes there is a big opportunity for non-programmers and will impact how we perform code reviews.

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Risk Assessment Of GitHub Copilot

tl;dr: The author is given access to the test phase of Copilot and asks the question - "how risky is it to allow an AI to write some or all of your code?"

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Your AI Pair Programmer

tl;dr: "Get suggestions for whole lines or entire functions right inside your editor."

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Those Pesky Pull Request Reviews

- Jessica Kerr tl;dr: "We know that code review improves outcomes – compared to coding alone without any review. Don’t do that. Do code together - with constant, live review and growing understanding between the team members and the code, between the team members and each other."

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Making GitHub’s New Homepage Fast And Performant

- Tobias Ahlin tl;dr: Tobias runs through the code that makes the page performant, how illustrators work with designers and engineers, the way in which the page was designed, and more.

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Advancing Developer Freedom: GitHub Is Fully Available In Iran

- Nat Friedman tl;dr: GitHub was able to demonstrate how it "advances human progress, international communication, and the enduring US foreign policy of promoting free speech and the free flow of information."

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The State Of The Octoverse 2020

tl;dr: Github releases its state of the union in three reports - work life balance, open source communities and software security.

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10 Awesome Github Repos Every Web Developer Should Know

- Simon Holdorf tl;dr: "Ten great repositories on GitHub that will definitely give you an instant knowledge boost."

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Standing Up For Developers: Youtube-dl Is Back

- Abby Vollmer tl;dr: "We share developers’ frustration with this takedown—especially since this project has many legitimate purposes." Github outlines how they're changing their review process moving forward.

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Code Scanning Is Now Available!

- Justin Hutchings tl;dr: "A developer-first, GitHub-native approach to easily find security vulnerabilities before they reach production."

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