Weekly Update 100: Celebrating open source
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As you may have seen, this week we had an article published on opensource.com that explains some of our experiences building up the DuckDuckHack community. It was 2012 when we first started receiving code contributions, and since then we've learned a lot about how to make contributing easier, and how to encourage more people to join in. We're still working on improvements and plans for the future, and of course welcome your comments and ideas.
We also support other open source communities and initiatives, as can be seen in our announcement of open source donations for 2016. These were based on your nominations for which we're very grateful, and we encourage everyone to learn more about the recipient projects.
In the meantime, here are some coding suggestions for this week...
We're looking for an alternative API that could power this Instant Answer.
IAs for Adoption
It's easy to make spelling mistakes when typing commands, but did you know Git has a feature to automatically correct such mistakes (typos)? Autocorrect is one of Git's built-in options and can be enabled with this command:
git config --global help.autocorrect 1
Then you're ready to go! Let's see it in action with an incorrect spelling:
git chekout master
With autocorrect enabled, this incorrect command will still be recognized and executed. A handy option meaning less re-typing.
Have a nice weekend everyone!
- The DuckDuckGo Staff