For some of the readers it’s old news, but I’ve just discovered the Zen of GitHub API. It immediately reminded me of The Zen of Python, and of course I wanted to find out a list of GitHub’s version of Zen koans. Therefore I wrote a short Python program to do the job:
The 13 koans I could find are:
- Encourage flow.
- Design for failure.
- It’s not fully shipped until it’s fast.
- Practicality beats purity.
- Keep it logically awesome.
- Mind your words, they are important.
- Non-blocking is better than blocking.
- Approachable is better than simple.
- Favor focus over features.
- Half measures are as bad as nothing at all.
- Responsive is better than fast.
- Avoid administrative distraction.
- Anything added dilutes everything else.
I guess now is the time to meditate on my short program to see if I’m aligned with both The Zen of Python, and The Zen of GitHub 😉
UPDATE: 14. koan discovered by Erwin Baeyens (in comments)
14. Speak like a human.