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Tuesday Tip #10: Unlock GitHub's secret features πŸ”

Published about 1 year agoΒ β€’Β 1 min read

Hi Reader,

On Friday, Twitter open-sourced their recommendation algorithm! πŸ‘€

​You can check out the source code on GitHub.

The most interesting code I’ve seen is the tweet ranking code.

The most embarrassing code I've seen is the author_is_elon feature. πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

Speaking of GitHub, let's move on to today's tip!


πŸ‘‰ Tip #10: Try out GitHub’s secret new features

Did you know that GitHub has some hidden new features you can try out?

Go to github.com, click on your profile picture in the upper right corner, and then click "Feature preview":

There are currently 6 new features. You can turn each feature on or off with the Enable/Disable button:


Here are my favorite new features...

​Code Search gives you a more powerful search:

​Code View gives you an easy-to-navigate file tree view:

​Command Palette makes it faster to navigate around GitHub:

​Rich Jupyter Notebook Diffs makes it easier to know what has changed in a notebook:

Try it out and let me know your favorite new GitHub features!


If you enjoyed this week’s tip, please forward it to a friend! Takes only a few seconds, and it really helps me out πŸ™

See you next Tuesday!

- Kevin

P.S. How to use Git​

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