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The VPN is dead – protecting your business apps with GitHub/Google Apps auth

It is easier, faster, and cheaper to borrow GitHub for your next internal business app than to write your own login/reset-password/two-factor authentication/team management system. In 2018 it is easier than ever to write small bespoke web apps for your business. Pick a high-level web framework (Ruby on Rails, Spring/Java) with a high-level ORM, collect data

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BOSH releases with Git LFS

Using an external blobstore for your BOSH release is considered a best practice, since you don’t want to pollute your git repo with big files. However there are some downsides to this approach: Need a AWS or GCP account; or need an internal compatible blobstore Sharing manage credentials to upload blobs (private.yml) Restricted environments sometimes

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GitHub-Slack Integrations without giving Slack write permission

Slack has a great integration with GitHub, allowing you to have a bot post all kinds of GitHub activity into your slack channels. However, the default settings for this require you to give Slack write-permissions on all your public/private repos. Depending on your level of paranoia, this may not ideal. Fortunately, there is a relatively

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How to download the latest release from Github

GitHub Releases are a great resource for open source projects to expand on the simple git tag concept. You can add release notes in Markdown format, and you can upload finalized assets – such as compiled executables. As a user I had the question – how do I script "download the latest release, please?" For

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How to embed live Github PR status in your blogs & docs

[update: API is now at https://github-shields.com] The following badges reflect the status of some pull requests and issues: And issues: This might be handy for you in blog posts ("I raised a bug for that [badge]"), documentation and READMEs. There isn’t yet a nice website to help you construct the URLs. Sorry. But the URL

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