Object Oriented Wrapper of Github API
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More details are here: github.jcabi.com. Also, read this blog post: Object-Oriented Github API. Java 7 or higher is required.

Set of classes in com.jcabi.github package is an object oriented API of Github:

public class Main {
  public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
    Github github = new RtGithub(".. your OAuth token ..");
    Repo repo = github.repos().get(
        new Coordinates.Simple("octocat/Hello-World")
    Issue issue = repo.issues().create("Jcabi-github Test Issue", "Test issue description...");
    issue.comments().post("My first comment!");

We also provide MkGithub, a mock version of Github server, which you can use in unit tests, for example:

public class FooTest {
  public void submitsCommentToGithubIssue() {
    final Repo repo = new MkGithub().repos().create(
      Json.createObjectBuilder().add("name", "test").build()
    final Issue issue = repo.issues().create("how are you?", "");
    new Foo(issue).doSomething(); // should post a message to the issue


If you have any questions about the framework, or something doesn't work as expected, please submit an issue here.

How to contribute?

Fork the repository, make changes, submit a pull request. We promise to review your changes same day and apply to the master branch, if they look correct.

Please run Maven (3.1 or higher!) build before submitting a pull request:

$ mvn clean install -Pqulice

There are many integration tests that check our classes against live Github accounts. In order to run them, you should create a new Github OAuth access tokens (how?), and provide them in command line, like this:

$ mvn clean install -Dit.test=RtGistITCase -Dfailsafe.github.key=<token> -Dfailsafe.github.key.second=<second-token> -Dfailsafe.github.repo=<repo>

Replace <token> and <second-token> with the OAuth access tokens of two different Github accounts. This test case will try to fork a gist from first account into second. Replace <repo> with the name of repository you create in your first account (for test purposes only), for example yegor256/test. OAuth access tokens should have permissions in their respective repos to all scopes needed by the integration test suite you want to run (including delete_repo, which is not set by default!).

Please note that different integration tests may need keys with permissions to different scopes. To run all integration tests, the key should have the following OAuth scopes:

  • read:org
  • repo
  • delete_repo
  • admin:public_key
  • gist
  • admin:repo_hook
  • user
  • user:email

RtForksITCase requires additional parameter -Dfailsafe.github.organization=<organization> where <organization> is an organization name to fork test github repository.

In order to run static analysis checks only use this:

$ mvn clean install -DskipTests -Dinvoker.skip=true -Pqulice