The home team covers code scanning for security vulnerabilities in open-source registries, whether high-profile skills training programs from Google and Amazon really address systemic inequity in tech (spoiler: probably not), and how a James Bond character sparked Matt’s interest in security.
Learn more about GitHub’s machine learning-based code scanning, which finds security issues before they make it to production.
Google invests $100 million in a skills training program for low-income Americans. Is there a catch?
Take2 is a New Zealand program that teaches incarcerated people to code: building marketable skills, opening up employment opportunities, and dramatically reducing recidivism. At the time of writing, Take2 has a 100% success rate in preventing recidivism.
We have two Lifeboat badges this week: Varad Mondkar, for answering How does the app:layout_goneMarginLeft and its variants affect the view arrangements in constraintlayout?, and Eugene Sh., for answering What is this “a.out” file and what makes it disappear?.the stack overflow podcast