Entries tagged github
GitHub quietly released a new feature at some point in the past few days: profile READMEs. Create a repository with the same name as your GitHub account (in my case that’s github.com/simonw/simonw), add a
README.md to it and GitHub will render the contents at the top of your personal profile page—for me that’s github.com/simonw
Datasette’s plugin system is one of the most interesting parts of the entire project. As I explained to Matt Asay in this interview, the great thing about plugins is that Datasette can gain new functionality overnight without me even having to review a pull request. I just need to get more people to write them![... 914 words]
A new release of Datasette, two new projects and progress towards a Dogsheep photos solution.[... 826 words]
I’ve started tracking TILs—Today I Learneds—inspired by this five-year-and-counting collection by Josh Branchaud on GitHub (found via Hacker News). I’m keeping mine in GitHub too, and using GitHub Actions to automatically generate an index page README in the repository and a SQLite-backed search engine.[... 1100 words]
This week I’ve been mostly dealing with the finally announced shutdown of Zeit Now v1. And having long-winded conversations with myself in GitHub issues.[... 2049 words]
This week’s theme: Well, I’m not going anywhere. So a ton of progress to report on various projects.[... 806 words]
I’m using the combination of GitHub Actions and Google Cloud Run to retrieve data from the U.S. Department of Justice FARA website and deploy it as a queryable API using Datasette.[... 1599 words]
I released Datasette 0.29 last weekend, the first version of Datasette to be built on top of ASGI (discussed previously in Porting Datasette to ASGI, and Turtles all the way down).[... 1612 words]
I’m going to describe a way to put together a world-class continuous deployment infrastructure for your side-project without spending any money.[... 1273 words]
What’s the best way to keep track of changes to a project you’re not directly contributing to on github?
This is what GitHub’s “watch” feature is for: https://help.github.com/articles...[... 35 words]
The founders were active participants in the open source and Ruby on Rails communities. The first users were people they knew in those communities (GitHub accounts were invite only at first).[... 44 words]
Very accurate. Every time I’ve noticed a problem with GitHub the status site has either already published it, or publishes within a minute or so of me first noticing.[... 42 words]
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By doing exactly what they’re doing already: adding more sophisticated rate limiting, and preventing users from using common weak passwords.[... 80 words]
Get to know the founders and investors and see if you can get involved in a future funding round. If you don’t have at least a few hundred thousand dollars to invest you probably won’t get very far though, an even if you do you’d better have more than just money to bring to the table—these rounds are often over-subscribed which means the company can pick the very best out of a number of investors.[... 139 words]
What are the differences between “forking,” “cloning,” and downloading the project as a zip file on GitHub?
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If you’re a good candidate for a developer advocate position, you already know how to get in touch with the right people at GitHub![... 81 words]
Is GitHub a reliable tool if I want to upload all the non-proprietary scientific computing code I have from my hard drive?
Yes. I find GitHub is a particularly good place to host older code that you might not intend to actively maintain, as it makes it extremely easy for other people to pick up where you left off.[... 65 words]
Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu) have a very impressive distributed team culture.[... 30 words]
Is there any way to visually quantify, or show your total github activity (public or private) across all projects?
The new GitHub public profile pages do a pretty great job of this:[... 49 words]
Should I use Dropbox instead of Git for 2 coders? In terms of going really fast and working on things at the same time, I’m thinking it may be uber productive to use Dropbox for it’s instant syncing instead of Git/Github. What are the pros/cons?
Dropbox is definitely the wrong tool for this—you’ll find yourself running in to all sorts of weird problems very quickly if you attempt to use it this way.[... 119 words]
Raising $100 million at a rumoured valuation of $750 million is not the action of a company that wants to be acquired. http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/09...[... 36 words]
djng is nearly two weeks old now, so it’s about time I wrote a bit about the project.[... 1501 words]
On Monday, several high profile “celebrity” Twitter accounts started spouting nonsense, the victims of stolen passwords. Wired has the full story—someone ran a dictionary attack against a Twitter staff member, discovered their password and used Twitter’s admin tools to reset the passwords on the accounts they wanted to steal.[... 910 words]