Tuesday Tip #6: Share your code with GitHub Gist 👩‍💻

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👉 Tip #6: Share your code with Gist

Let's say that you need to share your code with a friend, a mailing list, or a discussion group. What do you do?

✉️ You could copy it into an email, but the formatting might get lost.

📎 You could send it as an attachment, but it might get marked as spam.

🏛 You could create a GitHub repository, but that seems like a lot of work to share a single file.

My suggestion is to use a GitHub Gist instead!

What's a Gist?

A Gist is a lightweight GitHub repository that's optimized for a single file.

It’s easy to create a Gist:

  1. Sign into GitHub (or create a free account).
  2. Go to gist.github.com.
  3. Drag & drop (or copy & paste) your file into the Gist.
  4. Click “Create secret gist”.

You’re done!

Copy the Gist URL and send it to anyone you choose:

The recipients can comment on the Gist, download it, or fork it. And you can edit or delete the Gist.

Give it a try the next time you need to share some code!

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