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Introducing GitHub Marketplace free trials

Try featured Marketplace apps free for 14 days

In May, we launched GitHub Marketplace—a new way to discover and purchase tools that build on your development process, from continuous integration to project management and code review. Now it’s even easier to perfect your workflow by trying featured Marketplace apps for free.

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Adding tools to your development process isn’t always as easy as it seems. With the launch of free trials, you can try apps in Marketplace free for 14 days to make sure you choose the right tools for your team. Get an idea of how an app can help you work better, or see how it fits into your workflow.

Marketplace is made up of dozens of integrations that work seamlessly with GitHub—and that number is growing every month. With free trials, your team can get started with new tools, refine your process, experiment with developer tools, and find ways to work better, together.

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Keep your project boards up to date, automatically

Today we’re releasing the first set of project automation events. Now you can set up your project boards to make updates for you automatically, moving cards between columns when you or a teammate:

  • Add a new card to a project, moving it from from triage to a default starting column
  • Close an issue
  • Merge a pull request
  • Close a pull request with unmerged changes
  • Reopen an issue or pull request

Project board automation

Check out the documentation to learn how to automate your project boards—and stay tuned! We’re working on automation for other common developer workflows, like changes in review or build status on pull requests. We’d love to hear from you about other ways we can help you to do your best work.

Level up your workflow with these new Marketplace Apps


We’re welcoming four new apps to GitHub Marketplace—built to help you review, secure, and monitor your code.

Code review

AccessLint brings automated web accessibility testing into your development workflow. When a pull request is opened, AccessLint reviews the changes and comments with any new accessibility issues, giving you quick, timely, and targeted feedback, before your code goes live.

Dependency management

Dependabot helps you keep your Ruby, JavaScript, Python, and PHP dependencies up-to-date. Every day, Dependabot pulls down your dependency files and looks for any outdated requirements. If dependencies are out-of-date, it opens individual pull requests so they can be updated.

Greenkeeper brings safety and consistency to npm with real-time monitoring and automatic update testing for your dependencies. It acts as a friendly bot that sends you informative, actionable pull requests and issues so you can easily keep your software up-to-date and in working condition.


LogRocket lets you replay problems as if they happened in your own browser. Instead of guessing why errors happen or asking users for screenshots and logs, LogRocket provides you with a video recording of exactly what the user saw, along with console logs, network requests, and application states so you can quickly pinpoint what went wrong.

We’re excited to keep giving developers the tools they need to build software and the flexibility to evolve their workflows as their needs change. Discover new tools on GitHub Marketplace and integrate them into your workflow in minutes.

GitHub now works directly with AWS CodeStar

GitHub and AWS

From code review and project management to deployment and monitoring, you can choose the exact tools your workflow needs among hundreds of apps and services available on the GitHub platform.

Now it’s easier to connect GitHub to your deployment system of choice with AWS CodeStar’s new integration. Use GitHub directly within AWS CodeStar’s continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) toolchains, and manage your software release workflow including code commits, builds, and deployments for AWS applications in one place.

Each AWS CodeStar project template provides you with the option to use GitHub as your version control system for the software projects you build with AWS.

GitHub in AWS interface

When you create a new project with AWS CodeStar and GitHub, you’ll also be able to centrally track commits, issues, and pull requests from a single dashboard—making it easy to manage project activity across your CI/CD toolchain and simplify project management for your AWS applications.

AWS and GitHub integration

Start building with GitHub and AWS CodeStar today. And stay tuned for more integrations that bring together your favorite software development tools.

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Project note summary cards bring more context into your boards

Now you can get a more complete overview of the work going into your project without leaving your project board. When you reference an issue or pull request in a note, you’ll see a preview of the cross-referenced link in a summary card.

Example of project summary cards

Projects are a great way to organize tasks, but often those tasks have external dependencies to keep track of. Notes provide a way to add links to those external dependencies. Now, those references will bring valuable context like assignee, state, and labels right into view on the board.

You can add any issue or pull request on GitHub to your project by entering its URL into the note field. If it can be a first class card in the project, we’ll convert it for you. If it’s outside the scope of your project, you’ll see the new summary card instead. This behavior is automatically applied to all notes, so there’s nothing you need to do to upgrade your existing boards.


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