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#1 Xaos   User is offline

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What should I put on my GitHub?

Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:29 PM

So I have a GitHub that is empty. I'm wondering, what type of code should I put on my GitHub? I see alot of "anything you own/can share/etc" and sure, that's fine. But what of that should I share? Anything I write I don't care to keep hidden? If I write something trivial and common, say a rock-paper-scissors game, should I put that on GitHub?
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#2 astonecipher   User is offline

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Re: What should I put on my GitHub?

Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:35 PM

Any code that you create (that can be public) should be put there. It is a way to build a portfolio to show what you have done, that you can write code, and how you have progressed in your skills. I would advise that the projects get more complex as time goes on. If you are working on nothing but simple tasks, you are not showing that you can do anything other than what is in there. Stretch your legs and try other things out, even if you fail you have a repo to improve later
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Re: What should I put on my GitHub?

Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:36 PM

Github is a tool for keeping and sharing code that you think you or others might find useful. It's also a tool for collaboration, to allow you to work with others on a common project, or to allow you to share code across different machines.

I suggest that you use it for that.

Employers want to see the stuff you're interested in working on, and how you work on it. This is a picture of you as a developer, and they want to see lots of action shots, not a bunch of carefully posed portraits and still lifes.
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