Pull Panda acquired by GitHub

Microsoft through has bought Pull Panda to add more collaborative tools to GitHub. The acquisition came exactly a year after Microsoft bought GitHub. Pull Panda is a company that only started 18 months ago. It produces code review tools for GitHub developers. Until now the tools – Pull Reminders, Pull Analytics, and Pull Assigner – were sold as a subscription bundle, but the GitHub deal means the tools will now be available free of charge...

ngrep – A Network Packet Analyzer for Linux

Ngrep (network grep) is a simple yet powerful network packet analyzer. It is a grep-like tool applied to the network layer – it matches traffic passing over a network interface. It allows you to specify an extended regular or hexadecimal expression to match against data payloads (the actual information or message in transmitted data, but not auto-generated metadata) of packets. This tool works with various types of protocols, including IPv4/6, TCP, UDP, ICMPv4/6, IGMP as well...

HTTP Cookies Are Evil – Get Rid of Them – Blink Team

The latest proposal to ban HTTP Cookies is from the development team of Blink, the layout engine at the core of Chrome. It may not come to anything, but it is another example of the browser makers attempting to set standards which suits them. Browser makers have a lot of power because what their creations do sets the defacto standard for the web. Forget W3C or WhatWG, if a browser maker opts to put something...

GitHub Security Alerts For Python developers

GitHub has added Python to the list of languages where you can check out security alerts. Python developers can now see problems on a dependency graph and receive security alerts whenever their repositories depend on packages with known security vulnerabilities. GitHub security alerts were first announced last October for developers using Ruby and JavaScript packages, and GitHub says four million vulnerabilities have been identified since the launch, prompting the release of many patches. While this...

On learning AI: the myth of innate ability in tech. | Omoju Miller | TEDxSanFrancisco

Omoju Miller deconstructs the myth about innate ability in science and tech and explains the process of acquiring knowledge through logic and emotions that could allow anyone to join the AI revolution. Omoju Miller is a Senior Machine Learning Data Scientist with Github. She has over a decade of experience in computational intelligence. She has a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. In the past, she has co-led the non-profit investment in Computer Science Education for Google...