GitHub is not only a web-based hosting service but also time utility. Not many of us aware of the complete goodness on Github. No doubt it is a utility where numerous projects and codes for website or software development are available. But few of us know about some hidden goodness of this hosting service.
If you are a Web Developer and deal with codes and programs then you might have come across the open source Github. It is a place where you can share codes and learn many codes and programs. If you are beginner then you first you need to sign-up with Github and next Install the git App. Github have its software for OS X and Windows OS for more user friendly interface.
Github can be easily infused to your work irrespective of Windows or OS X. In this article we have listed some useful tricks for better development using the hidden element in GitHub.
GitHubÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s very own Gist can be used readily used for code snippets. For a Web developer it is very essential to write the codes correctly. Though Gist is a good utility for host code snippets but it also offers an easy way to implement codes directly from files by dragging and dropping the files on the Gist. It copies everything and takes split seconds of time.
New Folder and File searchÃ‚Â
WebFlow is the inbuilt feature to manage the Github repositories. There is no need to spare time to using other app though they are useful. To create folder within Github simply end each new input with a forward slash (/). You can also add a file extension and hit Commit a New File and this does the magic.
Similarly, Github offers an easy and prompt way to find file in any repository. Use Ã¢â‚¬Å“TÃ¢â‚¬Â key on your keyboard to activate the feature. To search a specific file type its name or use arrow keys to search manually from the list.
To share your repository on Github on to a social Networking sites to share or promote, use Git.io. This will shorten the original URL and make it easier to share on the facebook, Twitter, etc. Simply copy your URL on Git.io and get your shortened URL.
Emoticons in Github
Many of us like using Emoticons while chatting. Are you aware of the fact that GitHub allows its users to use Emojis or emoticons? If no, then you are wrong. Github also allows emoticons. All you need to do before getting started with Emojis is to find all the Emoji characters and codes that are listed in the Emoji Cheat Sheet. Add them to Github README.md file located in its repository, Wiki, and Issues thread.Ã‚Â Now you are ready to use the Emoticons.
Github has an easy way to create checkboxes. To create an unmarked checkbox, use dash sign followed by [ ] or – [x] to create a marked box followed by task. This code creates checkboxes for different tasks or options.
Hope the little tricks help you manage your Github more easily and take you step ahead in code or program development.