Today I’m going to share with you some of my absolute favorite finds on Github. Some are rare gems, others are foundational or lifesavers. Each is worth a glance at the very least if not a deep delving into.
We’re going to start off with one of the absolute best repos: Awesome Lists. This repo is a well maintained and curated list of top lists for everything. There’s lists for:
- Programming Languages
- Front-End Development
- Back-End Development
- Computer Science
- Big Data
- Development Environment
- Content Management Systems
- Decentralized Systems
- Higher Education
It’s a really deep rabbit hole, but I’ve found so much good on here. Highly, highly recommended.
This repo consists of a well maintained collection of typical files to ignore (from Git) by language. Gitignore. It’s super handy when rolling your own .gitignore files. .
This one I come back to fairly often, Public APIs is an actively maintained list of publicly available APIs for all kinds of data. Whatever your need, this is quite the launchpad for your next project.
Import this library, animate.css, for quick access to some awesome CSS animations.
This is a collection of software and tools for OS X. Awesome Mac is categorized, well maintained, and has alternatives listed for everything.
A useful cheatsheet/guide for using Git and Github.
Documentation for almost every programming language out there. A real gem.
The OG Adblocker. Get it straight from the source.
This is a highly curated list of design tools and plugins for all the designers out there.
If you’re a developer with a shiny Apple computer, this is the only real way to install your non App Store apps: Homebrew Cask. One liners to maintain, update, install, search for all your programs.
Learn something new about CSS. A collection of tips to help take your CSS skills pro.
All the Google fonts, at the source.
If you’re a OS X user and not already using it, I highly recommend Alfred. Its a quick launcher, similar to what Spotlight is, but far more extensible and customizable. This is a list of ways to greatly extend its toolset.
My favorite terminal emulator for OS X.
A bitcoin trading platform written in Node. Trade from home, from your own dashboard.
A bunch of NGINX HTTP server boilerplate configs.
ungoogled-chromium is Google Chromium, sans dependency on Google web services. It also features some tweaks to enhance privacy, control, and transparency (almost all of which require manual activation or enabling).
ungoogled-chromium retains the default Chromium experience as closely as possible. Unlike other Chromium forks that have their own visions of a web browser, ungoogled-chromium is essentially a drop-in replacement for Chromium.
Say no to FOUT (Flash of Unstyled Text). This library will watch for the fonts being loaded.
Make your terminal MOTD cool.
A collection of ZSH frameworks, plugins, themes and tutorials.
A set of custom UI themes for Sublime Text 2/3. It’s all about hype and minimal. Probably my favorite schema.
Make typography fit across a line. Spruce up your site’s typography. An alternative is Fitty.
Learn how to make money with open source software.
Google from the command line. Quick, text based, automate-able.
Need a way to watch shows or listen to podcasts while you work? Helium is a floating, resizeable tiny browser you can load video into easily.
Sci-Fi worth consuming. Author asked on Twitter for recommendations on SciFi books. This repo is the result.
A curated list of useful command line apps, in celebration of the TUI.
A curated list of screensavers for Mac OS X
A great Wordpress skeleton framework. Powerful shell for rapidly building your WordPress projects. A great alternative is: _ s underscores.
A compilation of function snippets for WordPress developers who create their own themes.
This repository consolidates several reputable hosts files, and merges them into a unified hosts file with duplicates removed. A variety of tailored hosts files are provided. Keep your machine safe.
A list of /uses pages detailing developer setups, gear, software and configs. See what other devs use.