Microsoft’s GitHub: CLI 1.0 is out, so you can now do GitHub tasks from the terminal

GitHub has released GitHub CLI 1.0, a command-line tool that lets developers create and check on pull requests and issues from the terminal. 

GitHub released CLI in beta this February for GitHub Team and Enterprise Cloud customers, but back then not for its self-hosted product for private repositories, GitHub Enterprise Server. 

Now that GitHub CLI has exited beta, it is available to use on repositories hosted on GitHub Enterprise Server 2.2 and above. Apparently, it was the most-requested feature during the beta phase.

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The Microsoft-owned code-hosting site says users can run their GitHub workflow from the terminal, from issues through to releases. 

Users can also call the GitHub API to script many actions, set a custom alias for any command, and connect to GitHub Enterprise Server and 

GitHub notes on its page for GitHub CLI that many

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98% of mayors surveyed believe this disheartening projection

Regardless of where in the country you live, the role of city mayors has never been more in the spotlight. As national politicians flounder, much of the task of leading American cities through the greatest public health and social justice crises in more than a generation falls to them. 

And yet, mayors will have fewer resources at their disposal with which to meet these challenges than any time in recent memory. That’s according to a new survey from Siemens U.S.A. and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which took the pulse of the people in charge of U.S. cities in one of the most turbulent and divided moments in the country’s history. The survey was carried out by The Harris Poll at the end of August among 124 mayors of U.S. cities with a population size of 30,000 or more. 

The results paint a strikingly unified experience for a country

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UK Parliamentary committee casts doubt on value of OneWeb satellite project

Even though eminent experts in the field believe there is a gold rush going on in space, with the leading actors in communications satellite rushing to deploy commercial crafts, the controversial OneWeb project, which aims to take advantage of such opportunities, still does not meet the recognised requirements of value for public money, a UK parliamentary committee has been told.

Formed in 2012, OneWeb develops what the UK government claims is “cutting-edge” satellite technology from its bases in the UK and the US. Emulating Elon Musk’s Starlink project, it aims to implement a constellation of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites with a network of global gateway stations and a range of user terminals to provide an affordable, fast, high-bandwidth and a low-latency communications service, connected to internet of things (IoT) devices, and a pathway for mass adoption of 5G services.

OneWeb is also the developer of a positioning

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Source: TikTok and WeChat will be removed from Apple and Google's app stores in the US from Sunday to implement Trump's executive orders (Demetri Sevastopulo/Financial Times)

Demetri Sevastopulo / Financial Times:

Source: TikTok and WeChat will be removed from Apple and Google’s app stores in the US from Sunday to implement Trump’s executive orders  —  Trump executive orders also require removal of social media app WeChat from Apple and Google’s app stores in US  —  TikTok will be removed … … Read More