Social networks meet open-source project hosting
Get a handle on the world of sites such as GitHub and BitBucket
From the developerWorks archives
Date archived: September 8, 2016 | First published: May 08, 2012
The revolutionary effects of social networks have not missed the world of software development. Many services emerged to support collaboration on projects over the Internet, especially in the world of open-source software. Concepts such as distributed version control, routine forking, and pull requests are in some ways changing the basic process of group development. One of the most popular social networks for software collaboration is GitHub, whose motto is "Social Coding." Learn about development social networks in the context of GitHub, but with principles applicable to other sites such as BitBucket, and even to your organization's internal systems.
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