June 1st, 2018 | 23 mins 48 secs
developers, diversity, o'reilly media, open source, open source software, oscon, oscon 2018, oss
The 20th anniversary of OSCON arrives next month on July 16, 2018, and Portland town can't wait for the geeks to come for a visit. This year continues the O'Reilly effort to move from that long-time practice of language-focus to the story of the past four years thinking more how the developer works every day.
July 31st, 2017 | 22 mins 37 secs
github, lgtm, open source, open source software, oscon, oss, software engineering
A pull request is a potential contribution back to a project on Github. It can be difficult to manage all of the requests that come in and the need to automate the approval of pull requests has led to the creation of several open source projects. LGTM (Looks Good to Me)is one such automated system, built around GitHub. It locks pull requests from being merged upstream until a given number of approvals have been received.
LGTM does not come pre-configured for being bolted into certain implementers’ existing tool chains. Now, being a general-purpose project, perhaps no one should expect it to be configured this way. But then what’s the purpose of the open source development process if not to open up integration capabilities to implementers?
At the last OSCON conference, Capital One lead software engineer Jon Bodner tells the story of how LGTM’s principal developer gave his team his blessing to produce a fork that adds functionality that may be more specific not just to Capital One or another financial institution, but any organization of its magnitude.
Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7mWHq-ONZA
June 26th, 2017 | 25 mins 52 secs
application development, developer communities, developers, devops, microsoft, open application development, open source, open source software, oss
John Gossman is the lead architect on the Azure team at Microsoft. He has been at Microsoft for 17 years, seeing how the company has transitioned to being more open source oriented than ever before. But Microsoft has always been a company with a focus on developers. Now, the developer communities are open source, making for changes internal to the company on how it adapts to this new world of open application development.