Insider Guide to GitHub Episode 2: Advanced Tasks

Posted in on December 10, 2008


Insider Guide to GitHub Episode 2: Advanced Tasks

This episode takes you beyond the basics so you can take advantage of time-saving tools, advanced GitHub features, and pro tips. You’ll learn how to:

  • save a ton of time by using the GitHub gem to create, clone, fork, and fetch changes
  • use the GitHub API to query commits, run searches, and get user information
  • configure a post-receive URL to notify an external service
  • create a simple Rails application to handle commit notifications
  • use the hidden API that generates the GitHub participation graph
  • create and delete branches and tags
  • deploy code from a GitHub repository to a server using Capistrano
  • delete and rename repositories

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Tags: API, Git, GitHub, The Pragmatic Programmers, Insider Guide to GitHub