GitHub Introduces Contributions, A New Way To Display On Profile Pages What Developers Are Doing

8 Jan

TechCrunch

GitHub continues to build out its unique social network with Contributions, a new addition to profile pages that displays the projects developers created and what they are contributing to, as well as a calendar that shows all of their updates.

It’s once again GitHub’s way of providing a social graph based on the work developers are doing. A developer can show off the most popular repositories they have built. Like a social graph, the repositories with the most starts and watchers makes it to the top of the list.

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Contributions that developers make to repositories get tracked, too. Examples of contributions include a project’s default branch or the GitHub-page branch, opening an issue, or proposing a pull request. The GitHub blog notes that the new capability makes it easier to see what colleagues from the same organization are doing. Any repositories a developer has in common with the profile being shown…

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