Giterary's author is Josh Rhoades, a programmer, from Alaska. He believes in better living through computer science principals and Penny Arcade comics. He uses Vim, SSH, git, and an aging Macbook Pro.
Giterary began atop a mountain, when someone said "We should write a book." Despite investigating many alternatives, no software solution solved this particular problem in a way that made sense. And thus a project was born.
The bulk of Giterary was created in the span of about 6 months, starting summer 2012. It was inspired initially by the Wigit codebase for its minimal solution and its few required dependencies.
Thanks go to:
- Mike Rutledge, beta tester
- Katy Laurance, beta reader
- My parents, for asking good questions
- John Gruber and the contributors to Markdown
- Michael Fortin and the contributors to PHP Markdown
- John Fraser and the maintainers at Showdown
- Christian Bach and the contributors at Tablesorter
- Remko Tronçon for his work on Wigit
- Whoever added the "--follow" tag to git log
And everyone who had to listen to me go on about this, and were disappointed that I wasn't actually writing a book. (yet)