GitHub CLI 2.0 Includes Extensions!

- Billy Griffin tl;dr: "Creating extensions is simple. Each extension is just a repository prefixed with gh-, and you can easily define the extension. We even built tooling into GitHub CLI itself to allow you to get started more quickly with gh extension create, which creates a scaffolded repository for you with some pre-written Bash that will help you get started."

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A Few Simple Tricks To Tune Your Github Actions Runtime

- Michael Ablassmeier tl;dr: "Using these simple tricks saves up to ~40 seconds in this example, depending on how many packages you install (for man-db) and if you install different packages in multiple stages, you might save even more time."

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GitHub’s Engineering Team Has Moved To Codespaces

- Cory Wilkerson tl;dr: "Today, GitHub is making Codespaces - a cloud developer environments - available to Team and Enterprise Cloud plans on github.com. Codespaces provides software teams a faster, more collaborative development environment in the cloud."

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FSF-funded Call For White Papers On Philosophical And Legal Questions Around Copilot

- Donald Robertson tl;dr: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) views Copilot as "unacceptable and unjust" as it requires and is trained on software that is not free. In addition, there are other open questions notably around copyright infringement. The FSF is calling for white papers into a host of areas on this topic, listed here.

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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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