Last Updated: 10/12/2011 01:54:00 PM

Why you should drink the Github Kool-Aid

Why you should drink the Github Kool-Aid


At Adobe Max 2011, Scott Stroz & Dave Ferguson asked to have me on their show CFHour, to speak about GitHub.  Scott said that while he loves Git specifically, he hasn't drank the Kool-Aid on why GitHub is the best thing since a Vulcan Jedi  Ninja.  I am not sure why they asked me to be the person to speak on the topic.  I don’t proclaim to be a Git or GitHub expert.  I am a vocal advocate about the two, so maybe that is enough.


Below I list the reasons why I think GitHub is the mutt’s nuts.  What would you add? What would change?

Github Rocks List

  • Developer centric, developer friendly
  • Like a social network for code.
  •  Every user/project has profile
  • Public activity feeds (think status update)
  •  Provides a connection between hosted projects and the forks of them
  • Better than resume
  • Ease of Forking and Pull requests.
  •  No Ads
  • Navigating through source is fast and simple (without downloading the whole project)
  • Free for open source projects
  • Best 404 page EVER!