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SourceForge’s reputation has been on the decline since it became apparent it was wrapping installers hosted on the site with rather unwelcome adware. GIMP was one of the first to part ways with the FOSS repository and over the last few years, other prominent projects have also given the site the flick.
Whether you’re learning to code or you’re a seasoned developer, GitHub is a great tool to manage your projects. With these shortcuts and tips, you’ll save time and energy looking up how to do common tasks, create task lists, see author comment histories and highlight code.
Mac (Windows/Linux coming soon): Atom, the text editor from the folks at GitHub and one of your favourites, is now open source and free to download and use. The team is still working on Windows and Linux versions, but the Mac version is out of closed beta and available to all.
GitHub is an awesome way to manage code, but its usefulness doesn’t end there. If you want to pursue a career as a developer, it’s a vital way of demonstrating your skills.
Making the decision to open source your code can be challenging enough without getting into the technicalities of which licence to publish your work under. That’s where a site like Choose A License steps in, providing you with an easy way to determine the restrictions under which your code can be used, modified and distributed.