Gamification Affects Software Developers: Cautionary Evidence from GitHub

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  • gitfiti

    abusing github commit history for the lulz

    There is even a tool[1] to draw images in commit history (so called gitifi).

    It is possible because git allows to create and push commit with arbitrary date, using GIT_AUTHOR_DATE env variable or --date flag.


  • prql

    PRQL is a modern language for transforming data — a simple, powerful, pipelined SQL replacement

    Them doing it and you getting annoyed sounds like a bad equilibrium!

    I'd echo the sibling comment re adding what is / isn't appreciated into a My guess is people are doing it to get their feet wet with the repo, being helpful on the margin, and would not do it if they thought it was unhelpful on the margin.

    Here's PRQL's:

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  • GitHub-Activity-Art

    Turn your GitHub profile activity heatmap into an image of your choice.

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