GitHub has announced several updates that include an improvement to its Atom text editor, and adding a feature alerts Developers of security flaws in their project dependencies.
Atom text editor was first launched in 2014, and it has been a powerful tool for programmers and coders, a cross-platform like Sublime Text.
GitHub introduces a new Teletype feature which allows users to team up with other developers on a project and write or edit code together at the same time. All with individual interface and zero latency.
GitHub noted that developers can use their own key bindings, packages, and themes while working with Teletype, so they won’t feel like you’re using someone else’s IDE.
And to ensure privacy, data is encrypted in peer-to-peer connections.
Initially available in beta, it doesn’t include certain features that would make collaboration easier, like a chat window, for example.
Next up, is the feature that alerts developers when working with dependencies on their GitHub-hosted projects.
The repository platform can alert developers about vulnerabilities in their project dependencies .
To use the feature, developers need to enable their dependency graph in the repository settings. For public repositories, it's already on by default.
The company said that the feature can provide developers the information they need to fix the vulnerabilities, and also point them to fixes suggested by the GitHub community.