It was such a simple, concise method for tech-savvy individuals to share what they were working on with the world and also discover what their friends and colleagues were contributing to.
I wanted that back. 1
Creating a New Finger
The idea was to create a simple REST API that could be used to lookup a person and get “plan” information about them in text, markdown, JSON, or even HTML. I wanted something that could be embeded in documents, blogs, or even linked to in a tweet. I also was hoping to piggy-back off something that not only already existed, but was ubiquitous…
- biographical information
- README to talk about themselves
- issues and tasks
- project contributions and activity
So, that’s what I did… 2
You can use this to look up the information on any GitHub user. If that user also has a
.plan repository, then the repository’s README and issues (as a list of what that user is currently working on) will also be shown.
Head over to http://finger.codeninja.blog to learn how you can link a plan and even embed it on your own web page/blog. It’s easy!