In addition to their normal web site, GitHub supports a JSON API.
The full documentation is at https://developer.github.com/v3/ and it's worth skimming (or reading in detail if you have time), but if you want a quick feel for it, visit this URL:
(it will be prettier, and the links will be clickable, if you install a browser extension like JSON Viewer )
This app will take a github username and display a list of that user's repositories.
GitHub Repos ------------- Username: [_alexch______] [Show Repos] name description ----- ------------ rerun Restarts an app when the filesystem changes codelikethis Code Like This web site
When a user enters a name and clicks the "Show Repos" button
Then the user should see all repos including name and description
And the name should be a link to the repo URL
Error Handling: No Such User
When a user enters a name that is not a world-visible GitHub account name
Then the user should see a descriptive error message instead of the list
When a repo has been more recently updated than another
Then the list should show that repo above the other
Hint: there is a way to make GitHub perform this sort for you -- check the documentation for the "repos" endpoint here: https://developer.github.com/v3/repos/#list-user-repositories
- Show more information for each repo
- Use authentication to enable viewing private repos