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Making new places more fun

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Photo: Groundspeak Inc. (dba Geocaching)
Full Disclosure: The author is not partnered with or sponsored by any business mentioned in this article.

Moving to or visiting a new place in the world can be really difficult, especially since you won’t really know your way around. Even if you’ve lived somewhere for years, it’s still a great idea to get out of the house and explore your community!

Find a geocache or two

In case you’ve never heard of it, I like to describe Geocaching as a worldwide treasure hunt. There are millions of containers called geocaches hidden around the world, waiting to be found. …


A sneak peek at the new GitHub Codespaces beta

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Earlier this year, GitHub announced a few new features during its Satellite 2020 event to help developers across the globe. One of these new features is Codespaces, which GitHub calls “your instant dev environment.”

The goal of Codespaces is to allow anyone to instantly start up a dev environment so they can contribute to any project right away, with all the necessary tools and dependencies set up and ready to use.

“Codespaces is an online development environment, hosted by GitHub and powered by Visual Studio Code, that allows you to develop entirely in the cloud.” — GitHub

After recently receiving access to the limited beta, I’ve tested out this fun new way to code and I’m happy to say it works wonderfully. …


It takes some effort but it’s totally worth it

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Photo by ThisisEngineering RAEng on Unsplash

Starting a completely new open-source project is a lot of work, but it’s much easier once you know the basics, and it’s 100% worth the effort.

This article aims to teach you everything there is to know about starting and maintaining an open-source project, but it is not focused on the programming aspect. Rather, you will learn everything from getting contributors for your project to maintaining it over time.

Why Open Source?

First of all, why should you even share your project’s source code in the first place? There are many benefits to open-sourcing your project!

Working together

Great minds think alike, and the only way to attract those great minds is to share your work rather than keeping it under lock and key. …

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Ben Soyka

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