So Google are shutting down Google Code. To be honest, I don’t think it will be much missed. It’s a tacit acknowledgement that the state-of-the-art for code-hosting sites, and even how to run code-hosting sites, has moved far beyond it with GitHub. Google have obviously worked with GitHub and BitBucket to support migration. And, ironically, […]
Very interesting talk from GitHub’s Zach Holman on how the company’s decentralized culture is evolving as it grows.
Dave Winer asked a great question back in December. What standards are like (his ideal for) RSS? That is, basically fixed forever by convention, large userbase and multiple suppliers? My suggestions : In practice, a few Unix classics : SSH, the diff / patch formats, rsync, finger. All used on a grand scale by many […]
As mentioned previously, I’ve been looking into Ward Cunningham’s “Smallest Federated Wiki” concept. And I’m increasingly impressed. So much so, that I’ve re-oriented a lot of my projects around it. What do I mean? A decent follow-up to SdiDesk has been promised for an embarrassingly long time. Over the years I’ve struggled with exactly what […]
Good explanation of the GitHub culture, built, as you’d expect, around asynchronous pulling.
My day-job means that I now have a github account. And I have to say, I am very impressed by it. I decided on bzr last year as my distributed source-control system, mainly because it felt so similar to svn and it was written in python. In comparison, git is still bloody confusing. But bzr […]
Git as versioned data-store in python.