Tumblr to Jekyll Blog Migration

20 Oct 2012 - Luca G. Soave

After half an year of blogging on tumblr GitWatcher’s blog has now decided to go for Blogging Like a Hacker well known way, by jekylling on rails. There is really no reason to delegate third-level domain for blogging ( blog.gitwatcher.com vs gitwatcher.com/blog ) losing SEO and ranking, having less control and reliability on our blog...

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MongoID ODM as fast as you can

31 Jul 2012 - Luca G. Soave

In the previous article, we announced our first attempt of croudsourcing repository categorization on GitWatcher platform. Based on hybrid model, gitwatcher categories are automatically extracted by a collector, which simply list them based on the tags they have been associated to by each user. A new category can be added by a logged in gitwatcher,...

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Easy and cooperative project categorization is now open to GitWatcher users

29 May 2012 - Luca G. Soave

As announced in the previous article, categorization system is now open to GitWatcher users. Adding Categories is now possible by Sign in with Github then going to categories page. You’ll find a list of categories already in place and a form where you can add your own. Suppose you are interested in the emerging web...

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A semi-automatic categorization of GitHub projects

07 May 2012 - Luca G. Soave

After few months from launch, gitwatcher.com is slowly but constantly adding new users to the system and today, we reach the nice number of 73 active users. Few but good, just like books and friends should be, right ? What I mean, is that all of us are skilled programmers already using GitHub for fun and...

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GitWatcher is built on top of several amazing Ruby Gems

24 Mar 2012 - Luca G. Soave

I'd like to thanks one by one all the developers who contributed directly or undirectly to the amazing edge we are living in Ruby domain. Here it is a dump of Ruby Gems which GitWatcher is currently built on top of. My personal special thanks goes to MongoID project and in special way to durran...

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Simple full-text search engine for repository watchlist

02 Feb 2012 - Luca G. Soave

Many of you have been asking for this since the beginning. Today, I have the pleasure to announce that full-text search engine for your repository watchlist, is finally here. People who are watching several hundred of GitHub repositories like me, after login the first time, get a big list of untagged git projects and starting...

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Migrating MongoDB between cloud-based providers

25 Jan 2012 - Luca G. Soave

GitWatcher is an experimental platform currently based on Rails 3.1.3 and MongoDB/Mongoid, one of the most promising pairs of Object-Document-Mapper for NoSQL DBs, in the Ruby landscape. While the backend is on a cloud, the frontend is on another. Infact, the Rails app is running on Heroku Celadon Cedar Stack and the DB was initially...

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GitWatcher helps you to stay on top of github trending projects

07 Jan 2012 - Luca G. Soave

Almost daily an interesting project appears on GitHub and you want to keep track of it because you know, sooner or later you will have to get ride of a similar problem in your own work. Then you hit the watch button and in a blink of eyes, your "Watched Repositories" list, grows to the...

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