Github gists

If like me you have been living under a rock and missed out on gists then this post is for you. To my surprise these gihub gists feature has been available since 2008. I was not aware of them until a colleague mentioned them to me.

Basically this feature offers a way to share/store small snippets of pretty much anything. It can be a code snippet, documentation, notes, resume or anything you like. You have the option of making the gist public, private or anonymous. The cool thing is a private gist is not like a private repo in that you can create as many private gists you want for free. However a gist itself is a lightweight repo that can be discovered by other people, forked, cloned and downloaded as a zip file. Gists also have a complete revision history like any other repo.

Interesting ? Read more about gists from the github documentation. Create a new gist here or discover gists here.