The Gist Of Github

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The Gist Of Github

Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:45 PM

I don't know what use GitHub is for, but I'm having fun with Gists. I can share codes I've made. Too bad I don't have much people to share with. Anyone else use Github/Gists? What do you use them for? Me I'll use it to share lots of snippets I make or past time programs that might otherwise be used by students or some programmers. And also to remind me of where I once was. :)

So share your accounts? And what projects you have in public? Why use private?

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:45 AM

Github is a place to store git repositories. You can put your code in a git repo and push it to github. Then, you can keep that repo on the server updated with your changes. Great for collaborative programming and showing off your work, but mostly collaborative programming which is what Github is all about.

So yes, I use Github. A lot of people use Github. Most everybody uses Github these days.

https://github.com/Raynes/

All of my projects are public. The purpose of private repos is to... be private. If you don't want to show them off just yet, or if it is a private company project, you use private repos. My company does this and I also have my book in a private repo.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 05:20 PM

Companies use GitHub? Wow. I have used GitHub for Gists only since I can't seem to figure out why the setup gives me the "couldn't setup public key" thing. I wonder if students are already taking advantage of GitHub, almost all assignments I've encountered in class are there. ^^

I hope they have more powerful maintenance options in the future for example I hope your Gists are shown in your GitHub page and are separated by language. Anyway my github v I'll follow everyone ^^
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Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:14 AM

Yessir. Github is reported to host over 2 million repositories. Everybody uses Github these days. Even the Linux kernel is on Github now.

Also, gist isn't anything particularly special. There are a number of pastebin sites in existence.

http://en.wikipedia....on_of_pastebins

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 02:18 PM

I use Github (see my signiture). At the moment I only have one project on there, my graphics plugin for PS2 emulators (e.g. PCSX2), which I called GSgl. I could add more projects but I only want to add projects which I'm confident could be useful or interesting to people, and many of my other projects are not quite there yet, or contain crappy code which needs to be re-written.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 05:13 PM

Me I only post crappy code as of now to GitHub (such as snippets and unfinished/buggy programs) that way if ever I have the time instead of deleting those codes in my hard drive I could get them and work on them till they get perfect.

By the way, PS2 plugins? Wow? Hahaha.

I don't have an idea what big project I could contribute to the nets. Hm.
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Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:53 AM

View PostfromTheSprawl, on 08 September 2011 - 06:13 PM, said:

By the way, PS2 plugins? Wow? Hahaha.

I don't have an idea what big project I could contribute to the nets. Hm.


Well, it's not what I wanted it to be. I kind of became stuck when it came to solid texture emulation (basically the heart and soul of most games on the PS2), since the GS's memory layout is so difficult to understand, at least for me it was. I got somewhere but emulating textures efficiently is still on my todo list for that plugin. Until then, it's limited to bland gouraud shaded polygons and I'll never be particularly proud of it.

On a side note, emulation is fascinating to me, if you're interested in it, it's a very challenging and enlightening subject. It has taught me so much about various types of hardware and components, in fact, I would say that writing an emulator is comparable to taking a crash course in computer architecture. Don't get me wrong though, i'm no expert in emulation, but I'm getting there, one day at a time.

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Re: The Gist Of Github

Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:52 AM

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Most everybody uses Github these days.


I don't know if I'd go that far, but it is quite popular. Git is a slightly different way of thinking about source control. Github provides a free and very nice interface for open source repos, so naturally a lot of people love it.
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Posted 09 September 2011 - 06:35 PM

I find that I rarely run into things that aren't on Github these days. I suppose that has a lot to do with the communities I run in, but still, a *huge* number of major projects are hosted on Github or at least use git.
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 05:08 PM

I hope that GitHub implements better interfaces for putting in descriptions and searching for projects since if there are lots of projects there then it would be nice to find out where a few programmers with a few spare time could go.
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 05:36 PM

View PostfromTheSprawl, on 06 September 2011 - 08:20 PM, said:

Companies use GitHub? Wow.

My friend works in development at a cell phone company in Ohio. He walked me through how they use GitHub for inner office & multi-office conglomeration on projects.
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:45 PM

I see how that works, I hope that GitHub has a secure system so that their systems wouldn't be compromised. I checked, the enterprise version is $5000 per year. Wow.
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 06:40 PM

Linus "motherfucker I made Linux" Torvalds built Git.


I'd say it's pretty secure and fast.
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 07:06 PM

I don't like Github, but I don't think I am doing it right. I want a site that auto syncs every time I save, like Dropbox, but for code.
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Re: The Gist Of Github

Posted 13 September 2011 - 10:33 PM

I don't know of any source control like that off the top of my head. Actually, that's probably not something that you'd want in source control, since you don't want to commit every little debugging change to your repo.
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