Github Badges

You may have noticed an increasing number of GitHub Repos sporting badges like these:

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Now, I know what you’re thinking, probably this.

These badges are reporting information from a number of 3rd party codebase services, something I am a big fan of using. Over the next few weeks, I will do a series of blog posts examining some of these services. I am going to cover:

And probably one or two others. Just about all of these services are free for public repositories but charge for private repos. All of them provide some sort of service to your codebase, be it continuous integration, measuring code coverage, checking gem versions, etc. The first post in this series will cover GemFury.

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  5. Christophe says:

    Hi Byron,

    I just want to let you know that PullReview (a Code Climate alternative, I’m member of the PullReview team) also offers a badge. It summarizes the last review of your code in terms of detected issues and issues that have already been fixed.

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