GitHub hosted its Universe 2022 event on November 9-10, announcing a slew of new tools and capabilities for developers.
Among the new features announced at GitHub Universe was a preview of the new voice feature for the GitHub co-pilot service which provides artificial intelligence (AI) to help developers write code.
Additionally, new project roadmap tracking features are being added to GitHub projects, and GitHub actions continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) The service is getting a new migration feature to help users move from other CI/CD platforms to GitHub.
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And for organizations that need or want to run their own private code repositories with full control, GitHub Enterprise 3.7 has been released with many usability improvements.
GitHub also used the venue to publish its latest Octovere report, which provides trends and insight into the current state of DevOps.
“Ten years ago, for the very first time, we released the Octoverse and reported just 2.8 million developers on GitHub,” said Thomas Dohmke, CEO of GitHub. (Photo) said during his GitHub Universe 2022 keynote. “I’m beyond thrilled that to date, 94 million developers are calling us home.”
GitHub Octovere 2022 Report Developer Insights
Among the high-level findings in the October 2022 Report is that over 90% of businesses today use open source software to some degree. In publicly available open source projects, there were 3.5 billion contributions in 2022, a 20% increase from 2021.
Global GitHub usage is also growing. In 2022, 85.7 million new code repositories were added to GitHub, representing a 20% year-over-year growth. In these repositories, the GitHub Actions CI/CD system for automation is increasingly used, with 263 million automated tasks running in 2022.
Coming soon: GitHub Copilot for Business, Hey GitHub, Roadmap View for Projects
During GitHub Universe 2022 Opening keynote Rizel Scarlett, Developer Advocate at GitHub, announced a slew of upcoming innovations for the Copilot AI pair programming service.
An increasingly popular service, GitHub Copilot uses AI to help developers write code. While Copilot is largely focused on individual developers, that will soon change, with a commercial release of GitHub Copilot coming in December, Scarlett announced.
GitHub Copilot for Business will allow organizations to manage teams of developers using the service with centralized policies and configurations, she said.
Currently, the only way to interact with Copilot is via SMS. However, a Hey GitHub! voice service is under development.
GitHub is also looking to make it easier for teams to get better visibility into project management. Roadmap View, which is now in private beta, will provide teams with an integrated way to understand what they’re working on and what’s coming, according to Allison Weins, senior product manager at GitHub.
Also announced GitHub Universe 2022 was GitHub Enterprise Server 3.7, which according to Maya Ross, Senior Director Enterprise at GitHub, will include over 70 new features. Ross summarized the key new features by saying they enable reusable workflows as well as collaboration across business teams.
Security also gets a key boost with a new security overview dashboard that provides a unified view of code security across an enterprise.
“Building, running and maintaining all the software for the world has never been more complex,” said Dohmke. “As the home of all developers, we’ve made it our mission to create this one integrated platform where developers can do it all.”
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