Newbie programmers (and established ones still looking to improve)
might be interested in this blog article that I wrote a few days ago
about some of the best programmers I've had the privilege of working
On 25 March 2010 16:47, Ross Singer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 12:29 PM, Aaron Rubinstein
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> This is some of the best advice. Reading and adapting good code has been my
>> favorite way to learn. There was a discussion a couple years back on a
>> code4lib code repository of some kind. I'd love to resurrect this idea.
>> A private pastebin might be a decent option. I also know that a number
>> of us use GitHub, which allows for collecting syntax highlighted code
>> snippets and has some nifty social networking features that let you follow
>> other coders and projects. GitHub is certainly not a solution for a
>> code4lib repository but is another way to share code and learn from each
> I disagreed with this back in the day, and I still disagree with
> running our own code repository. There are too many good code hosting
> solutions out there for this to be justifiable. We used to run an SVN
> repo at code4lib.org, but we never bothered rebuilding it after our
> server got hacked.
> Actually I think GitHub/Google Code and their ilk are a much better
> solution -- especially for pastebins/gists/etc. What would be useful,
> though, is an aggregation of the Code4lib's community spread across
> these sites, sort of what like the Planet does for blog postings, etc.
> or what Google Buzz does for the people I follow (i.e. I see their
> I'd buy in to that (and help support it), but I'm not sure how one
> would go about it.