This text editor is developed by GitHub. I remember the early versions didn’t exist for Linux, so I was disappointed, but this is no longer an issue. The editor is cross-platform and since version 1.0 came out, I decided to give it a try.
It’s very similar to the excellent Sublime Text editor. It’s visible that they copied lots of things from it :) However, ST is not open source and there is one guy behind ST, Jon Skinner. Atom is fully open source with a large community behind it that is hard to beat…
How to use Atom for Python editing?
I found a blog post that can get you started: http://www.marinamele.com/install-and-configure-atom-editor-for-python . In addition, I also installed the package ‘
script‘ that lets you run your script inside Atom.
Atom has the nice feature to change your settings via a GUI. In ST you need to edit JSON files directly.
All in all, Atom seems to be a nice editor. It’s still version 1.0, so I’m sure it’ll improve a lot, but I already like it.
If GitHub is down or slow, visit the address above to figure out what’s going on.
You want to push a new project to github, but it asks for your username and password each time.
First, check the remote repository:
git remote -v
which will respond something like
origin https://email@example.com/yourname/yourrepo.git (fetch) origin https://firstname.lastname@example.org/yourname/yourrepo.git (push)
Execute the following command:
git remote set-url origin email@example.com:yourname/yourrepo.git
Notice that you need to do some transformations: “
https://yourname@” is replaced with “
git@“, and “
/yourname” becomes “
Now “git push” should work fine.
Explained step by step here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14680711/how-to-do-a-github-pull-request/14680805#14680805.
In short: fork the repo you want to contribute to; clone it to your local machine; do the changes, commit, then push it back to your repo. Then create the pull request on the web interface of github: visit your repo and click on the “pull request” button. Fill out the necessary information and create the pull request. The project’s owner will be notified about your contribution.
You need an API key for a service (like Google or Imgur) and you want to use someone else’s key. Naturally, this is just a theoretical problem.
This blog post shows how to harvest API keys. In short:
- visit GitHub’s advanced search page
- type in a keyword (for instance “
AIza” for Google API keys)
- hit the Search button and choose Code on the left side
You want to create a new GitHub repository and you want to use it right away, i.e. you want to upload some content.
In the past, GitHub showed a detailed step-by-step help for all this, but it got removed :(
On the main page of GitHub, there is a button called “New repository”. Click on it, fill out the fields and create the repo. Now it’s on GitHub.
The next step is to clone it on your local machine:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:username/project.git
Here use the URL that starts with “email@example.com”! Not the one with “
https://“. Once I cloned the “
https://” and then it kept asking my username and password at each commit :(
Now you can perform your local changes. When ready, upload the changes to github:
git push origin master
More info here.
If you need to upload your SSH key, follow this guide.
You want to contact all the watchers of a project. For instance, you want to notify them about some radical changes.
Simply click on the “Eye” icon that shows the number of watchers. It will list your followers.
Or, you can get the list of watchers through an API:
curl http://github.com/api/v2/json/repos/show/USERNAME/REPONAME/watchers?full=1 | python -mjson.tool