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Ask HN: Have you seen any cool / innovative uses of git and/or github?
11 points by chunkyslink on July 6, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments
I'm doing a presentation on Monday about git and github. I wanted to finish with a roundup of interesting uses for both.

One example would be that I saw someone using Github as their blog.

Any others?

https://github.com/github/gollum - The git-backed wiki that powers GitHub Wikis.

https://github.com/technoweenie/madrox - Distributed Twitter implementation in Git.

https://github.com/schacon/ticgit - Git-based distributed ticketing system.

https://github.com/progit/progit - Pro Git book using GitHub to facilitate translations into 25 languages.

http://code.google.com/p/gource/ - Visualize the activity on a git repo (OpenGL).


http://kitenet.net/~joey/blog/entry/databranches/ "databranches: using git as a database"

http://git-annex.branchable.com/ "git-annex is a git subcommand that allows tracking large files in git -- without the bother of feeding their contents into the git repository!"

Joey Hess keeps his home directory in git, if I recall correctly.

bup is a backup system by Avery Pennarun (apenwarr). It is "the awesome" - it is fast, de-duplicating, awesome, and yet a regular git repository.

sparkleshare is a dropbox-like system that uses git as a back end (Mac OSX and Linux only for now)

http://github-high-scores.heroku.com - a fun way to rank Github repository contributors in a 8-bit, arcadey, 80's-tastic viewing environment.

flashbake is version control for writers based off git. It checks specified directories every 15 minutes for changes

what you saw was probably github pages, it's not really innovative, it's actually built into the site

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