GitHub has become a fairly central part of many open source projects. Although many people focus on the code-hosting aspect of GitHub, the platform also includes comprehensive features for issue management, code review, and integration with many other tools and platforms.
For new open source projects, however, getting started and ensuring that GitHub repos are in tip-top shape and ready to attract new developers can be a little overwhelming. To smooth this transition, here are 10 tips for rocking your octo-project and getting your new project off to a great start.
A good introduction to GitHub by Jono Bacon. I’ve been using GitHub for a while, but still found it to be an interesting read — I wasn’t aware of the CONTRIBUTING.md features. Hmm, I should probably take some time to better explore the services I use.