mislav/issuesync. Sync Github issues for reference on the plane.
We’re using Github issues for all of our projects, but I still like Remember The Milk as the interface for deciding what I need to work on next. It would be neat if the two worked together.
An issue assigned to me in Github would produce a new inbox task in Remember The Milk (if one didn’t already exist with the issue in the URL field). I could then list, prioritize, and give a due date as needed. Completing the task in Remember The Milk would complete the issue in Github (and vice versa).
hub. Marries git and Github at the command line.
Introducing Post Forking for WordPress. Fun project by Ben Balter to bring Github-style content collaboration to WordPress. It’s a simple v0.1 right now in the hopes of getting people using and contributing to it.
How We Build CMS-Free Websites. The ultimate mid-life developer crisis in which they essentially reinvent the CMS with Github.
Not Getting GitHub Notifications? This makes my week. Many, many apologies to those who have opened issues I haven’t responded to.
Open Source (Almost) Everything. Tom Preston-Werner on the different reasons open source is advantageous to Github: it’s great advertising, it’s a “force multiplier” that produces better code, and it helps keep the best people at your company.
Another thing GitHub does well is automate tedious — and important — tasks. There’s a very strong culture of building mini-apps and Hubot scripts if it helps with automation.
There’s two reasons for why we push hard on this. The first is most obvious: you’re letting a scripted process save you time so you can focus on doing real work. The second is more subtle: automation reduces institutional knowledge. Institutional knowledge leads to a minority group inside of the company retaining answers. That forces new employees to bother those few in order to make impactful changes. It becomes a very verbal, synchronous process, which we try to avoid.
Zach Holman — Scaling GitHub’s Employees.
WordPress Github Plugin Updater. Have your plugin auto-update from Github instead of WordPress.org.
Using Github has changed, and continues to change, my development practices, by making me think more about audience and reuse (notions that are familiar to teachers of writing), encouraging the “release early and often” mantra (since all my stuff is public anyway more or less as soon as I write it), and orienting me toward collaboration by default, rather than solo coding. All these changes are highly laudable, leading to better product, and making my work more fun.
Boone Gorges — Musings on Git and Github.