Items tagged github in 2013
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]