On Mar 25, 2010, at 12:47 PM, Ross Singer wrote: > ...GitHub/Google Code and their ilk... ...What would be useful... ...is an aggregation of the Code4lib's community spread across these sites, sort of what like the Planet does for blog postings... I love this idea. -b --- Birkin James Diana Programmer, Integrated Technology Services Brown University Library [log in to unmask] [log in to unmask] On Mar 25, 2010, at 12:47 PM, Ross Singer 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 >> other. >> > > 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 > gists). > > I'd buy in to that (and help support it), but I'm not sure how one > would go about it. > > -Ross.