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Despo Pentara
@despo
@all is anyone up for working on this? https://github.com/codebar/tutorials/issues/99#issuecomment-49043807 @jkbits1 ?
or more generally, there are a couple of issues that I opened after the meeting we had last month to discuss missing tutorials and courses. If you think/have the time to pick up one it would be great. The format should be similar to other tutorials, following a learn by doing style. https://github.com/codebar/tutorials/issues?state=open
Jon Kelly
@jkbits1
@despo, I'm happy to take a look at this issue. I'll try out installing the gSchool tables in sqlite, and create the answers to some of the exercises. I can create some headers for a tutorial, and write some instructions, but I'll welcome some assistance in making the text sound as friendly and interesting as the existing codebar tutorials!
Bence Varga
@vbence86
Hey guys, I'm new here. I'd like to attend the next event as a coach, but I've had a slight concerns. I've worked as a developer in London for a year or so, therefore I'm not really confided about if my skills in the language would be enough to lead other person towards improving her skills. I've been programming for almost 20 years, so I'm merely worrying about my English. But, I must say that I have a huge motivation to help other people to get better at programming. What are your thoughts on this?
Alexander Jahraus
@fanaugen
@vbence86 judging from your message your English is just fine :) And if you have been programming for 20 years I’m sure you have plenty of knowledge to share. Many of the codebar students have just a little coding experience or even none at all: I’ve done the introduction to HTML a few times already. Just register as a coach, wait for the invitation to one of the events, come along and see whether you like it.
lottie1508
@lottie1508
@helveticafire hi
Despo Pentara
@despo
@vbence86 agree with what @fanaugen said. If you want to just come to one of the workshops and see how things are first, you are also more than welcome.
Bence Varga
@vbence86
Thanks guys for the encouragement, I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy it.
Ali
@Najaf
Wow we have a chat room, yay!
Despo Pentara
@despo
@Najaf \o/
Baris Balic
@barisbalic
A chat room?
Ali
@Najaf
A chat room!
Baris Balic
@barisbalic
Just realised you're probably talking about this
Giannis Melidis
@giannismelidis
http://tutorials.codebar.io/ is down or is it just me?
Giannis Melidis
@giannismelidis
Hi by the way :-)
Ben Fitzgerald
@helveticafire
It is down
Despo Pentara
@despo
it works for me... is it ok now?
i made some dns changes yesterday so if you notice anything let me know
@giannismelidis and hi.
Giannis Melidis
@giannismelidis
Ahh that might be it
No it doesn't work for me yet :-) But thanks for checking
Despo Pentara
@despo
ok odd, my friend says it doesnt work for him either. might need some more time for all dns to be updated
in the meantime you can access things at http://github.com/codebar/tutorials/
in the html/js/ruby/git directories
Jane Dallaway
@janedallaway
oddly it works for me, but downforeveryoneorjustme says it is down http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/http://tutorials.codebar.io/
Giannis Melidis
@giannismelidis
hehe :D
Giannis Melidis
@giannismelidis
I knew it wasn't just me :)
Despo Pentara
@despo
ok now not working for me
:(
possibly because i forgot to setup the DNS. :| at least its not Wednesday.
Despo Pentara
@despo
http://discuss.codebar.io is up. There is not much there atm but you can sign up if you want.
Ali
@Najaf
:clap:
Alexander Jahraus
@fanaugen
ooh, a Discuss! Should make the Gitter obsolete, right? Except for discussions specific to the git repo, possibly
Despo Pentara
@despo
lets see how it goes, i do like the simplicity of being able to just ask something that may not necessarily fit within a forum
Jane Dallaway
@janedallaway
@despo nice work :+1:
Despo Pentara
@despo
thank you but its up due to @geopolitis hard work!
Jane Dallaway
@janedallaway
in which case @geopolitis nice work
shivendra001
@shivendra001
thanq...........
Despo Pentara
@despo
I will email this out soon, but it would be great if you could sign up at discuss.codebar.io so you are eventually able to respond/direct student questions there
Carolina Sawney
@assembly21
Hi there, I've just signed up and looking forward to meeting you on Wednesday to do the tutorials on Git. I've created the Git Hub account. I used upper case in my username: CarolinaS, that means that now I have this address: https://github.com/CarolinaS/thursday.git. Will that work or do I have to change the name to be all lower case? I know that with PHP some paths have to be all with lower case. Thanks a lot!
Ali
@Najaf
Should be fine, I have upcased chars in my GitHub name, so does @Rosa-Fox
Alexander Jahraus
@fanaugen
I would love to volunteer to coach someone on Git & Github basics :)
Carolina Sawney
@assembly21
Wow, well I'll do my homework then!
When configuring a Git user on a Mac, I have to write my name:
git config —global user.name “Carolina Sawney”

Is this the same as the Git user name (CarolinaS), the same as my Mac user name (Carolina), does this matter or can be anything else? See you on Wednesday!
Carolina Sawney
@assembly21
CarolinaS is the Git user account name. That's what I meant.
Ali
@Najaf
I’m fairly sure it can be anything you like. It’s the name that each commit you make will have recorded against it. No need for it to match up with your account on GitHub. I think accessing GitHub with the ssh keys you will have set up is enough for GitHub to authenticate you.
Most people have their name in their .gitconfig set up as their full name just like you have there.
Alexander Jahraus
@fanaugen
second that
Carolina Sawney
@assembly21

Done.

I was doing an online tutorial on Git. The tutor suggests to link Git to a text editor by writing this line:

git config —global core.editor “emacs -wl1” 


Here's the transcription:

"I want to show you two more useful ones now. The first is to tell Git what Text Editor you will be using. This allows Git to open up text that needs editing in that editor by default.

There are times when Git is going to want to have you edit a message and so it'll pop up that message in a Text Editor, let you change it, and then close it. And Git will go ahead with what it was going to do. The way we do that is with git config --global and then core.editor and then after that in quotes let's put the name of the editor that we want to use. So if you like using Unix's nano, you can put that there, you can use vim, or emacs, if you are on Windows, you can use notepad.exe, that comes by default with Windows.

I'd like to use TextMates, so I am going to be using M A T E, which is a little program that TextMate provides that sits inside Unix, and it can then launch TextMate. In addition to just launching it though, we need to provide a couple of options with it, which is the -w option, which says, hey after you launch it, wait until TextMate is done before you keep going with what you were going to do Unix, so we need that W option otherwise Unix will open it and then just keep going further as I was doing without waiting for you to finish the message, and then l1 also tells it to start at line 1".

I don’t understand if this should be the IDE, like Komodo, Aptana, IntelligIDEA, etc or a simple text editor like the one he mentions. Apart from the IDE editor, I have TextEdit on the Mac and no idea if this has anything to do with what he is talking about.

Making progress already. Very happy. Thanks.

Alexander Jahraus
@fanaugen

Since the git config is not for all eternity (can be changed at any time), just pick any editor you like, and that can be launched from the command line by typing a command. Git will then invoke that command whenever it wants you to edit something, such as a commit message. Emacs and vim are editors that will open right inside the CLI (Terminal on Mac OS X), while other editors and IDEs will open in a separate window.

You mentioned TextEdit on Mac OS X, however I’d recommend picking a more code-focused one, such as the free TextWrangler or the hip cool new Atom editor by GitHub (the latter has some bugs and can be slow to start though). Both will let you install a command that’ll launch the editor (it’s edit for TextWrangler, and atom for Atom), which you can then add to the Git config with

git config --global core.editor "edit --wait --resume "$@""

source

Ali
@Najaf
+1 for TextWrangler. It’s got syntax highlighting, in-project search+replace and a project drawer, all you need to start with.