GitHub Satellite

This Wednesday there was an online conference called “GitHub Satellite.” https://githubsatellite.com

https://github.blog/2020-05-06-new-from-satellite-2020-github-codespaces-github-discussions-securing-code-in-private-repositories-and-more

Of the several interesting new features stand out:

• Codespaces – «get the full Visual Studio Code experience without leaving GitHub». It was quite expected: Microsoft owns both GitHub and VSCode. Now I’m waiting for GitHub and Azure to merge somehow, so we can run projects without leaving GitHub - Actions is already there🍿.

You can sign up for early access for now. https://github.com/features/codespaces

• Discussions – for discussions that don’t fall into the “issues” and “pr” category, a kind of Stack Overflow for questions and answers at the project level.

• Code scanning alerts – code vulnerability scanner (kind of a result of the Semmle acquisition)

• Secret scanning is now available for private repositories.