Moving to GitHub

Two years ago I wrote that I was trying both CodePlex and GitHub. For awhile I kept both in sync. But that got tiresome so I let GitHub fall out of sync and focussed on CodePlex. That worked really well while it was just me working on LtiLibrary. CodePlex was my source control system and it integrated very well with Visual Studio.

But recently, I have had code suggestions from folks which they had to carefully format in the CodePlex issues forum. It worked, but it must have been very hard to write. Even more recently, some friends at work convinced me to use Git instead of TFS. That would allow contributors to submit pull requests that I could easily review and merge into master.

So first I converted the LtiSamples project in CodePlex into a Git repository. No problem. Then I wanted to split LtiSamples into two related repositories. Not so simple. I think I would have to create a new project in CodePlex with a new project site (i.e. separate Issues, Documentation, etc). What I really wanted was one “project” with two repositories.

Well that is exactly what GitHub does: LtiLibrary, LtiSamples


So now I’m using Git and the repositories are on GitHub. Wish me luck.

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2 Responses to Moving to GitHub

  1. Jeroen says:

    Hi Andy, your move of the source code to GitHub, does this also mean Issues and Discussions should be added there? In other words are you leaving CodePlex completely or just for the source code?
    Cheers, Jeroen

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