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2015 Favorite GitHub Projects

I like to create this list at the beginning of a new year and have been doing so for a couple years. I find this is the perfect time for me to talk about and filter through my starred GitHub projects. The hope is that others will find something useful and my world will be a little less cluttered. Here's my list in the order I discovered the projects: H2O - the optimized HTTP/1, HTTP/…

2014 Favorite GitHub projects

Everyone loves lists and the beginning of a new year is a perfect time for me to talk about my starred GitHub projects. I also use this as a way to filter what I have saved through the year and to only keep what I will likely use. Here's my list in the order I discovered the projects: android-validation-komensky - annotation based form validation for Android Android Image Resizer - Tool for resizing Android images for…

My .ninja site

My domain registrar did a very sneaky thing and sent me a discount code for .ninja domains. I impulse bought doyleyoung.ninja and for a while I wasn't sure what to do with it. I decided to do an all grey scale site with a time line that documents my life as a lover of technology. In keeping with the theme of the site, I thought it would be interesting to incorporate new libraries and techniques…

2013 Favorite GitHub projects

The end of the year is here and after reading countless best of and countdown lists I found an opportunity to create my own. I realized a long time ago that most of my bookmarks were to GitHub projects. At that point, I stopped creating GitHub bookmarks and started starring projects. I accumulate a lot of great projects. Some of them seem awesome when I am introduced them, but over time I realize it's very unlikely…

Postman

Postman is my new favorite REST web service testing client. It installs as a Chrome plugin and allows you to easily create a valid request. Each request is saved and you can categorize your requests into collections. It's also has a very well done interface that will format responses for you. As if that wasn't enough, it's also open source and available on GitHub. It will be part of my tool box for a long time…