Codeology

Open-source algorithm that visualizes GitHub projects

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#1 Product of the DayFebruary 20, 2016

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Jason King
Jason KingHunter@jasonkingx · Digital Strategist
Codeology is an open-source project that reimagines code by bringing it to life visually. The combination of programming languages in each GitHub project determines its look: as no two pieces of original code are exactly alike, no two Codeology forms are either. The application pulls data from GitHub’s public API and creates visuals using WebGL, ThreeJS, and GLSL Shaders. Shape and color represent an individual language, with size being proportionate to how many characters of code were written. Codeology is open source; it can be forked and modified. Visualized projects can be downloaded or shared as wallpapers and GIFs. We’d love to see your favorite projects come to life. Full-disclosure: I work at Braintree
Oskar Krawczyk
Oskar Krawczyk@oskar · JSFiddle and Headwayapp.co creator
@jasonrozet Very cool! Someone should make a zsh script that alters `git` a bit and adds this kind of visualization every time you do a (semi) lengthy operation – clone, push, pull, etc. Useless, but fun, I'd use it 🍺
Jason King
Jason KingHunter@jasonkingx · Digital Strategist
There are a few easter eggs too - can you find them?
Really awesome application !
Cassidy Williams
Cassidy Williams@cassidoo · Senior Software Engineer, CodePen
This is awesome.
Aaron Rau
Aaron Rau@aaronrau · Aspiring Entrepreneur, Coder, Designer
Very cool! I thought about building something like this a few months back based on fractals. This is much cooler using WebGL. ;)