Searching GitHub: Improving developer efficiency with Workplace Search

More than 40 million people use GitHub as a collaboration tool for building software around the world. For most companies — including distributed teams like Elastic — GitHub has become a critical content source for building software, holding much of the information and knowledge upon which the organizations are built, across items like issues, pull requests, and more.


2020 Trends in Software Development

Coding Sans has published the State of Software Development Report since 2018 in an effort to uncover the rapidly evolving trends of this particularly agile industry. Each year, the report highlights challenges, best practices, and the tools that are driving the software development industry, and how things have changed year over year.


Best Tools for Remote Dev Teams

Earlier this week, our organization made a big decision. From Monday to Tuesday, Axosoft transitioned from being an in-person company to an entirely remote-based workforce overnight. Our organization’s leadership determined this to be a necessary and preemptive measure in our efforts to minimize effects of the CoronaVirus Pandemic and how it affects our team members. Starting tomorrow, my company, Axosoft, is going all remote until further notice.


The GitOps Kubernetes Connection

In the first article in this series, we talked about making Kubernetes essential to your DevOps pipeline. We reviewed CI/CD and DevOps and why their relationship with Kubernetes is so powerful. In this article, I’m going to dive into another term in the application development and management mix: GitOps. We’ll cover what GitOps is, how it affects an organization and how it aligns with Kubernetes.


How GitLabs QA team leverages GitLab's performance testing tool

We’ve set up several initiatives aimed at testing and improving the performance of GitLab, which is why the Quality team built a new tool to test GitLab's performance. Performance testing is an involved process and distinct from other testing disciplines. The strategies and tooling in this space are specialized and require dedicated resources to achieve results.


Plugging Git Leaks: Preventing and Fixing Information Exposure in Repositories

Have you ever been neck-deep building a new feature? You're working at capacity. You need to test something out so you paste an API key into your source file with every intention of removing it later. But you forget. You push to GitHub. It's an easy mistake, and potentially a very expensive one. In this article, Julien Cretel explores the nuances of this kind of data leak, offers suggestions for recovery when leaks happen and gives us options for preventing them in the first place.


Top 10 Enterprise Tools for Developers

Enterprise teams face unique challenges when it comes to software development. Managing more developers means managing more code, more projects, more logistics… the list goes on. Many technical enterprise teams have adopted a DevOps strategy to help bridge the gap between code development and operations. When developers work in tandem with system architects to break down silos, it can have an incredible effect on the organization’s productivity and culture.