Gollum – A simple, Git-powered wiki with a sweet API and local frontend

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  • Gollum

    A simple, Git-powered wiki with a sweet API and local frontend.

    Fun to see this on HN! I originally created Gollum to power GitHub's wiki system and wanted to see if we could use Git to make our wikis more powerful AND more open. I thought it would be cool if you could just clone your GitHub wiki and modify it locally or export it to some other system if you needed, or have it all locally for an airplane trip without wifi.

    Another interesting thing is that I used my Readme Driven Development method to develop it, which you can see in the Readme of the first commit: https://github.com/gollum/gollum/commit/c7875704971be998a539.... I wrote it before writing a single line of code and found it worked nicely to figure out the API and feel out the ergonomics of the text format. More on that approach here: https://tom.preston-werner.com/2010/08/23/readme-driven-deve...

    Glad to see the project alive and well!

  • Read the Docs

    The source code that powers readthedocs.org

    We use self-hosted Readthedocs [0] with git/repo integration - merge to master triggers a build.

    [0] https://readthedocs.org/

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  • Wiki.js

    Wiki.js | A modern and powerful wiki app built on Node.js

    Wiki.js [1] is quite mature and nice as well, supporting bidirectional Git sync, a GraphQL api and search!

    [1] https://js.wiki/

  • stackedit

    In-browser Markdown editor

    I would love to have something like Notion but using git for all data storage and edit history.

    There is https://stackedit.io/ offering it but I stopped using it because of bugs when trying to edit on mobile. And it basically abandoned for the last 2 years https://github.com/benweet/stackedit (only some deps updates, nothing more).

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