Microsoft’s GitHub: Now open-source developers get ‘one linter to rule them all’

Having a tool that checks source code for programming blunders and other errors is useful for developers. Now Microsoft-owned GitHub has released the ‘Super Linter’ to help developers avoid the hassles of setting up code repositories with multiple linters.

Microsoft updates WFH policy, lets employees work remotely through October

Microsoft is giving employees the option to work remotely through October after revising its WFH policy this week.

“On May 4th we confirmed that when restrictions lift, working from home will remain optional through October unless employees are in an essential role or local authorities mandate otherwise,” the company said in a statement.

Microsoft Build goes free, virtual, and more developer-focused for 2020

In addition to hosting its annual Build developer conference online, Microsoft now plans to make the event free to attend. On Thursday, the company’s Scott Hanselman announced the conference will start on May 19th at 8AM PT / 11AM ET and feature 48-hours of programming, including sessions, talks and demos hosted by the company’s engineers. Anyone can register to attend Build 2020 starting today free of charge.

GitHub Expands Free Feature Access

GitHub has lowered its pricing plans drastically and made its core features free for everyone, even for private development.

GitHub CEO Nat Friedman on Tuesday announced a plan that had been in the works for some time, noting that the changes were not related to the COVID-19 worldwide health crisis.

The new structure allows access to GitHub’s private repositories with unlimited collaborators for all GitHub accounts.

Which big tech companies are carbon neutral and who’s aiming for net zero?

Reducing carbon emissions and compensating for them is going to be something we hear a lot more about over the next few years. With carbon targets now in place for many countries – such as the UK’s 2050 target – we’re mere years away from a seismic shift in how companies deal with carbon emissions.