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GitHub Reflog v1.4.12

Welcome to the fourth edition of The GitHub Reflog — the weekly chronicle of remarkable GitHub repos and community activity. For previous editions, check out The Reflog Archive.

Featured Repo of the Week

apenwarr/sshuttle

This nifty project got quite a bit of press this week, and has already become indispensable part of my toolkit. Sshuttle calls itself a "Poor Man's VPN". It allows you to connect to a remote machine as a non-privileged user and forward every port on its network to your local machine. Once enabled, all traffic is being routed through the server. If the server has network access to machines that your machine cannot, you can now access those boxes as if they were on your local network.

Port forwarding with OpenSSH is hardly new, but sshuttle forwards all ports instead of only ones you specify. The only dependency on the server is OpenSSH itself.

Liftoff!

Awesome Repo of the Week

asarazan/Narwhalingus-EP

@asarazan found a great new use for GitHub this week. His band, The Bristol 7's, decided to publish their EP under the Creative Commons license. In the spirit of open source, he decided to put it up on GitHub!

The repo includes final mixes as well as the individual audio tracks for remixing. Pull requests welcome!

Remarkable Repos

  • jonromero/music-as-data: This Clojure project offers a live programming environment for generating music sequences. It allows you to treat the sequences as data and apply transformations to them in live environments. Check out the project page to learn more.
  • 37signals/pow: This new project from 37 Signals is a zero-config development server for Rack applications. Once you run its super simple installer, go to ~/.pow and make a symlink to your app's directory. And, that's it! The app is now available locally at http://appname.dev.
  • DanielWaterworth/raphters: This new framework is for developing web applications in C. Yes, you read correctly. If you're a C aficionado that has always dreamed of building a modern webapp in your favorite language, Raphters is a great place to start. It provides a simple API for handling cookies, sessions, and templates. The resulting applications can be deployed with FastCGI.

Promising Repos

  • cldwalker/tux: Tux is a Ruby shell interface for Sinatra. It gives you a simple interface to interact with all parts of your application from the commandline. It can directly call your helpers and views, or generate your own request/response data.
  • ded/Ender.js: This new JavaScript module is actually 8 minimal utilities smashed into one: klass, qwery, bonzo, bean, script.js, reqwest, emile, and underscore.js. Running in at only 8KB, Ender.js combines the of all of these powerful modules into one elegant API. Features include: a class system, custom selector engine, DOM manipulation, events system, asynchronous dependency loading, simple animations, and a robust extension API. The codebase is powered by git-submodules and can be rebuilt with Node.js.

Feedback is appreciated! Send any questions, suggestions, and anonymous tips to reflog@kennethreitz.com.


For more open source news, check out The Changelog and github.com/explore.

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