Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· javisperez

Share your code

Sometimes when coding you might invert like 3, 4, 5, 10 days or more in some complex and very unique code that works brilliant! But you don't feel like sharing it because it was so much work that you don't want everybody just using it. Please do so, it might be good for you.

The true is that uploading your code to something like Github might give you visibility, experience and even fans! Your code, that hard and unique code you did might get all over internet, thats true, but thats not bad, think on jQuery, what would happen if John Resig won't share his code? all the maintenace, plugins and upgrades would depend on him and his team, which is a lot of work and responsability. Now at days jQuery is one of the most used Javascript plugins all over internet and in my opinion has been a whole revolution as there's people that doesn't know Javascript, but knows how to use jQuery, so can make their applications, and that my friend, is priceless.

So, sharing your code is good, you'll always be the creator, your code will say it in the comment, your Github will say it too, you make contributions to a "better quality" web and you can get contributors that can in a lot of less time very very interesting things to your code (think on plugins, bug fixes, upgrades, etc.) and you'll be a little more famous :).

Don't be afraid to share your code, you've used open source code too sometime, and is not that bad.

That's all for today.