GitHub for Windows gets a few major updates today. The app now supports in-line diffs of code changes and has full Git LFS support.
You no longer have to leave GitHub for Windows to view the changes you or others make to your repo. In-line diffs are “fully supported,” which means that if you change a line of code, you can see how it changed right there on the screen, with the ability to revert any change that you don’t like.
GitHub also promised that GitHub for Windows will show all of your files—even those binary ones that aren’t text files. This is thanks to support for Git LFS: Large File Storage.
The GitHub for Windows client has been a popular tool since its release in 2011, but with today’s news, it just got a whole lot better.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of GitHub for Windows 2.0. The free app provides Windows users with a graphical interface to manage their Git repositories and workflows, as well as support for two-factor authentication.
The new version includes some major updates, including “a significant update to our underlying shell technology,” according to GitHub’s David Demaree. New features include:
Support for PowerShell
Support for tabs and multiple windows
An improved cloning experience
A timeline view of all your activity across all your repositories
Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code is a free, open-source code editor for Windows, Linux and macOS. It has a minimap on the side that provides a top-down view of your code. It can be used as an IDE (Integrated Development Environment).
Microsoft added support for Git version control in August 2016. This lets you switch between different versions of the code.
It is similar to GitHub for Windows, which was released 5 years ago. In this recent update, Microsoft improved the user interface. Most importantly, it can now authenticate via SSH keys, which are more secure than plaintext passwords.
The full release notes are at [this link](https://code.visualstudio.com/updates/v1_17).
we are releasing a major update to GitHub for Windows, which includes Visual Studio Code integration and an improved Issues experience.
GitHub for Windows now includes the latest version of Visual Studio Code, as well as an option to open your repositories in VS Code with a single click from the file context menu.
The update also includes improvements to Issues, including bulk actions and keyboard shortcuts. Plus, we’ve added support for automatically signing all commits with GPG keys (including subkeys), which makes it easier than ever to sign your commits on GitHub for Windows.
I am excited about this release and hope that you will enjoy it too!
On Wednesday, GitHub released a new version of GitHub for Windows which includes several improvements.
GitHub for Windows is an open source project that provides a graphical user interface for common Git operations.
The most noticeable change in this release is the new application icon. The icon is based on the Octocat, GitHub’s mascot and was designed by Vincent Le Moign.
GitHub for Windows has also added support for private repositories and a few other improvements, including faster performance, improved integration with Visual Studio Code, and the ability to sort repositories alphabetically.
This release also contains a few bug fixes, including one that prevents the application from freezing when you’re using large repositories or Git repositories with long branch names.
GitHub for Windows is now also available in Japanese thanks to a translation provided by Takayuki Kamiya
Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code, easily one of the most popular code editors for developers on all platforms, received a major update today.
Not only does the update include several new features and bug fixes, it also includes support for a slew of additional programming languages.
Included in the latest release is support for 30 or so new file extensions and languages including Dockerfile, Go, Jade and many more. Other notable additions to the code editor include Git conflict resolution features as well as an integrated terminal that lets you use any command-line tool from within VS Code.
In 2009, GitHub launched as an open source tool for developers to collaborate on code. Since then, it has evolved into a platform that supports more than just code collaboration. Developers can use GitHub to store and manage projects, documentation, and code.
GitHub’s user base has grown from around 100,000 in 2009 to more than 12 million in 2015. Many of the site’s users are among the most active in the open source community. But it’s not just the avid developer that uses GitHub. More traditional software companies are also starting to take note of the service’s capabilities.
One such company is Microsoft, which acquired Xamarin last year and has been working to make its mobile development platform attractive to developers of all stripes. At its Build 2016 conference today, Microsoft announced that it is taking another step toward greater integration with GitHub by incorporating the platform into Visual Studio Code.
“Many of you love GitHub,” said Microsoft Corporate Vice President Brian Harry during his keynote address at Build 2016. “Today we have a bunch of great announcements.”
While there are plenty of tools available that let developers use Git functionality from within Visual Studio Code, Harry said these new features will enable a better experience for developers using Git out of the box with no need for additional extensions or