Tuesday, June 24, 2008

GitHub is Freaking Me Out!!

I found myself perplexed and a little concerned last night while searching for the latest and greatest Rails authentication plugin. One of the general issues that I have with the current PlugScape for Rails is that it is difficult to determine quality and recency. I was overjoyed last night after finding an authentication plugin with OpenId support!! Yahoo!! And it had even been updated in May of this year!! But then I noticed something:

It seems to me that this will make it more difficult to ensure quality and, for those of us that don't read all the code in the installed plugin, this could even be dangerous. Thanks to GitHub and Google these three versions have equal footing. I guess I'll trust Google and click on I'm Feeling Lucky.

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