What are your favorite/most useful GitHub Gists and/or CodePen samples?

lostintangent profile image Jonathan Carter ・1 min read

Hi all! I built GistPad (https://aka.ms/gistpad), which is a VS Code extension that allows you to create, share and talk about code samples, documentation, tutorials, and interactive playgrounds, all backed by GitHub Gists (that way you keep/manage your own data!).

In order to help new users get started quicker, and spark the imagination of what can be done with GistPad and GitHub Gists, I'm adding a new "showcase" view that will highlight some of the most interesting and useful examples across the community. The showcase will include multiple categories and will be updated every week. That way, we can drive weekly "challenges" (e.g. coolest outer space playgrounds) and continuously keep the content "fresh".

Below is what GistPad and the new showcase will look like (categories/gists are for illustration purposes).
However, before I release the showcase v1, I need your help! In order to ensure the initial showcase is as compelling/diverse as possible, I'd love to hear from folks about what their favorite GitHub Gists, CodePen pens, Bl.ocks, etc. are. The content/subject matter can be literally anything, as long as you find it cool. I'll then use folks votes to start the showcase, and then we can iterate from there 👍

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I build developer tools and services at Microsoft (currently VS Online, Live Share, IntelliCode, and Playwright, previously CodePush, IE Dev Tools, Visual Studio, Azure).


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I keep an updated gist with random Javascript utility functions that I find useful.
Edit: I may stop using this, due to a comment made by sindresorhus on GitHub about "one-line node modules".


@jonathan ,
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