Gist has been around for ages as a service provided by GitHub to store and share code snippets for any language. I’ve been using it for a while, but only as a way to quickly share snippets of code with people. I’ve now decided to change that a bit and make better use of the service – as a result I have added all my snippets from this blog to my Gists and I will continue to add even the smallest snippets as I develop them. So from now on whenever I work out a useful snippet of code I will add it to Gist whether I blog about it or not.

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  1. Question for you… I’m thinking of moving all my snippets over to Gist, but worry a bit about ‘owning my own content.’ Do you have a concern that Gist will go away some day and all your snippets with it?

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    1. That is the only real concern to be honest, so you need to weigh up your options and decide what’s best for you. I just like it because it’s easy and standardised, but not owning your own content is a bit of a problem. Luckily, right now, it seems that Gist isn’t going anywhere though.

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