Octokit Becomes Official
Written by Ian Elliot   
Tuesday, 04 June 2013

GitHub has announced Octokit, its new line up of client libraries for the API. Currently two libraries are available - for Ruby and Objective-C.

There are already libraries for accessing the GitHub API from a wide range of languages. What is special about Octokit is that it is now officially maintained by GitHub.

 

 

The Ruby wrapper for the GitHub v3 API was initially created by Wynn Netherland (pegwynn), turned into a community effort and has now been elevated to official status. 

The Objective-C version, which provides a Cocoa and Cocoa Touch framework for the GitHub API was extracted from GitHub's Mac client by the company's Mac development team.

The announcement of their availability on the GitHub blog refers to them as "the first two libraries" for Octokit, suggesting that more languages can expect official support in due course.

All Octokit libraries, which can be accessed via the Octokit website, are released under the MIT license which means they can be modified and used in any project.

 

More Information

Introducing Octokit

Octokit

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