Monthly Archives: March 2015
News Item: Moving Code Examples to GitHub
Since the start of this blog I have been hosting my example code on Google Code. That has suddenly needed to change. I received an email from Google that stated:
Earlier today, Google announced we will be turning down Google Code Project Hosting. The service started in 2006 with the goal of providing a scalable and reliable way of hosting open source projects. Since that time, millions of people have contributed to open source projects hosted on the site.
Later on in the letter it states:
We will be shutting down Google Code over the coming months. Starting today, the site will no longer accept new projects, but will remain functionally unchanged until August 2015. After that, project data will be read-only. Early next year, the site will shut down, but project data will be available for download in an archive format.
That means a new home for my example code.
Thank you GitHub
I have already been hosting a few projects in GitHub but I wanted to separate my example code from my “personal stuff.” Google offered an export service to GitHub and the convenience won me over. My example code and personal projects are now on the same hosting site.
What Does that Mean For the Blog?
It means that the links that I have in current and past blog posts will have to be changed. Currently Google will not shut off the links until next year so I have some time to change four years of examples to the new site. As I change over the links, some may not work initially. If one finds a bad link (one going to GitHub and not working) please let me know.and I will fix it.
Keep on Coding!