If you are an author writing technical blogs you know the problems:
- the rich text editors doesn’t support editing source code very well
- the most editors doesn’t support tabs (useful for XML)
- often your formatted sourcecode will be shot
But now we are living in the age of social coding. Since GitHub we are knowing that our code can be forked, commented and reviewed by all users in the internet
But GitHub has another nice feature named GIST. A Gist is a repository containing one or more code snippets. This is versioned like your other sourcecode and every Gist is public and can be used as simple code in your blog posts.