GitCord

3 min read • 23 January, 2021.

23 January, 2021

Transfered repository to DevingOnDiscord

I focused on developing something that would get the job done. That was really my only priority. I don''t plan to contribute anymore to GitCord because there's really no need for me to.

23 January, 2021

v0.1.0 unofficially releases

21 January, 2021

Started development

19 January, 2021

Conceptialised idea


I recently was sent an invite to a GitHub organisation and a Discord group known as «DevingOnDiscord». From my understanding, it's essentially a group of lads who use Discord to turn a profit with their software. Frankly, I've never really cared about making a profit from my service, but I decided to help out with some of the projects. One of those being GitCord.

GitCord is a Discord bot that allows people to search for repositories via GitHub's API. It's pretty simple. Written in TypeScript with Discord.js, it uses the /search/repositories endpoint to query for results. It works not too far from the following:

  1. You call the command and provide a query (eg. git!search user:doamatto)
  2. It takes your query and:
  1. The data provided by GitHub is then:
  1. All the data is coagulated into a MessageEmbed(), or embed message, using data from:

Overall, there are some flaws with how the bot operates that may be addressed by current maintainers, such as missing types (with the infamous TSFixMe as a placeholder) and rate limiting from not using a token. However, for the average person who might see the need to self-host a bot to search GitHub, this gets the job done easily.

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