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Useful Code Snippets

At ProPublica we sometimes share small, simple snippets of using GitHub "Gists."

Short but fierce. (Image: <a href="">flickr/geckoam</a>)

Open Source code doesn’t always come in big complex packages. At ProPublica we sometimes share small snippets of using GitHub “Gists.” These Gists range from single-byte file delimiters to an entire JavaScript framework for making stepper graphics. They rarely have documentation and don’t even always have names, but they can be super-useful.

Here are some we’ve shared over the past few years:

Naturally, this post is available as a gist, too.

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Scott Klein

Scott Klein was a deputy managing editor. He led the teams at ProPublica that work at the intersection of journalism and technology.

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