If you haven’t been following my blog, I’ve been publishing some articles on a project I’m calling Atom Linguist. Linguist is a Ruby library created by GitHub that they use to detect the type of files in projects that get stored to GitHub. I want to use Linguist to make file type detection in Atom better, so it needs to be converted to CoffeeScript first. I’m in the process of doing that.
As I mentioned in this blog post, I want to ensure that whatever I write actually improves things. So I need test data. I am hoping to crowd source it with the help of the Atom community starting with Discuss
If you have any sample files you can contribute, I’d love it if you could submit pull requests! Just follow the convention mentioned in the Structure section of the README. Every little bit helps and if you have files that are examples of things Atom does not currently detect properly, those will be a huge help.
Thanks for everyone’s help in advance! Crowd sourcing this test data will free me up to work on Atom Linguist and the test harness to measure accuracy sooner as well as make the test data more representative of all of our needs.