GitHub Gist provides a powerful and flexible platform for quickly creating, editing and sharing code files and snippets. In order to make it easier to iterate on Gists from a feature-rich editor, I created a VS Code extension that exposes Gists via a “virtual file system”, that allows you to edit gists as if the files were local: GistPad.
Jonathan CarterIn order to make it easier to talk about Gists without leaving #vscode, I just shipped an update to GistPad (aka.ms/gistpad) that enables you to view, reply and edit comments directly within the editor. This + following makes for a pretty nice collaboration experience 🙌 twitter.com/LostInTangent/…07:14 AM - 04 Dec 2019Jonathan Carter @lostintangentSince Gist's are meant to be shared, I just shipped an update to GistPad (https://t.co/C4vZgHmZhi) that allows you to "follow" other GitHub users. This way, you can easily browse/fork their Gists within #vscode. Aside from team sharing, this might be cool for classrooms too https://t.co/PZmOEUyUju
My team builds both Visual Studio Online and Visual Studio Live Share, so I’m keen to explore adding this Gist editing experience to the web-based editor and then enabling you to collaborate with others in real-time 🚀
That said, I’m curious to hear if people think this kind of experience could be useful, and also, what you’re currently using Gists for (or want to use them for!). This is largely just a proof-of-concept, so any feedback would be hugely welcome 🙏