GitLab 11.1 to be Available

New update of GitLab provides Security Dashboards, improved code search and focuses on modifying and improving the user interface
24 July 2018   183

In their blog, GitLab developers told about new upgrade 11.1. Among the innovations there are changes in the user interface, security control panel, improved code search, and various fixes and improvements.

Security Control Panel

The new feature, which is designed to simplify the lives of security professionals, shows the status of protection of the main branch of each project. Thanks to this panel, developers see all the gaps and problems existing in the project, as well as the actions that can be taken to eliminate them. The panel is located in the Projects tab in the side menu. 

The function is available only for GitLab Gold and Infinite versions.

GitLab Security Dashboard
GitLab Security Dashboard

Improved code search

The update adds support for search filters by file name, path and its extension. Advanced query syntax parameters help to find more accurate results among both groups and projects.

The function is available for all versions of the system, both in the web interface and in the API.

GitLab Security Dashboard
GitLab Security Dashboard

Other changes in GitLab 11.1

In addition, the update focuses on modifying and improving the user interface. The merge query tools have received several new features that should simplify the work with them and make them more convenient. Switch between groups can be performed using the drop-down menu in the search. On the analytics page of the contribution of all participants, information about the performance of each participant is indicated in a bar chart.

RubyMine 2018.2 to be Released

Great news for Ruby developers - new version of popular IDE available now
27 July 2018   184

Major summer update of the integrated development environment RubyMine from JetBrains under the number 2018.2 released. Among the innovations - improving the work with the code, support for new version managers, re-testing only for failed tests and much more.

Code analysis

The new version of IDE has received an improved type inference that allows to better read the types of elements in blocks, arrays and hashes. This feature improves code autocompletion and navigation throughout the project:

Element CompletionElement Completion

In addition, RubyMine now correctly recognizes models using polymorphic associations, and offers them full support for "smart" functions.

Version Managers

The updated development environment now supports chruby and asdf. Moreover, now all version managers are available in WSL, Docker, SSH and other remote connections.


RubyMine 2018.2 allows you to retest only those tests that have not been tested. According to the developers, this frees the user from manually viewing each failed check. The new function also works with the rake test and rake spec presets:

Rerun Failed Tests
Rerun Failed Tests


In this update, developers paid attention to the YAML data serialization format. Now its code can be formatted directly in the IDE and use all the functions of autocomplete and navigation by code. Moreover, the new version of RubyMine provides automatic filling of YAML data structures that have JSON Schema files, and the ability to copy / paste the key path to the value in .yml files.


Support for version control in RubyMine 2018.2 has received several new features:

  • files with a merge conflict are now grouped in a separate node;
  • a new action Browse Repository at Revision allows you to examine the state of the repository after each revision;
  • It was possible to skip the Push action during the Commit and Push command or use it only for protected branches;
  • you can connect an unlimited number of accounts to GitHub and select the main one for each project.

Other improvements

In addition to general performance improvements, the new version of IDE brought new icons, a dark theme for MacOS, support for the Touch Bar, improved support for JS, TypeScript and CoffeeScript, which you can see in the overview of the WebStorm 2018.2 IDE update, and connect the debugger to remote processes without having to reboot .