In an effort to help people generate useful gitignore files for their projects, I’ve added ten gitignore.io’s templates.
In addition, I also updated Android and Meteor template files. If you have a programming language, operating system, or IDE that you would like to add, the easiest way is via a pull request on GitHub. Add all new templates to the “data/gitignore/custom” directory.
When I started using Macs in 2004, I got a lot of crap. “Your mouse only has one button”, “You don’t have a real web browser”, “I can’t see your computer on the network”, “how do you do Powerpoint?”, “Macs only have 3% market share” and other awesome remarks. Needless to say, it wasn’t cool to have a Mac in 2004. The weird thing is that I still loved it; The system organization was intuitive, I didn’t have to worry about Anti-Virus taking up 30% of my system resources, and I could use Java to make some pretty handy utilities…
One thing I like to do when I start a software project is git init. Even if I never publish the project anywhere, managing it though version control makes it much easier for me to try new features during development. One of the challenges with setting up a repository is that you have to ignore certain files created by the Operating System, IDE and programming language itself. While on a snowboarding trip at Mammoth Lakes in California, I had the idea to create a simple command line tool that would let me programmatically generate my .gitignore files.
I get computers putin'