Learn Coding with Open Source

This book uses GitBook to build.

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

All contents licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 4.0 license.

Welcome! Join us to finish this book.

You can visit the online ebook: Learn Coding With Open Source

You can also get the PDF on the release page.

for developers

Build the book

Note: you will need Linux or MacOS. Windows is not yet supported.

  1. install node.js

  2. install ebook-convert from calibre

    • for pdf,epub etc ebook generation.

    • go Calibre > Misc > Install Command Line Tool after installed

      • or ln -s /Applications/ /usr/local/bin

  3. enter the git repository directory

     cd learn-with-open-source
     npm install
  4. generate the ebook via: 1. generate html pages:

     ./node_modules/.bin/gitbook build . _book
    1. run a local server to read html:

      ./node_modules/.bin/gitbook serve .
    2. generate the pdf:

      ./node_modules/.bin/gitbook pdf .

Update contributions automatically

It will update contributions through git commits after a pull request or merge is executed. If you want to update it manually:

This script will update the "" file and copy it to the "zh" folder.

cd learn-with-open-source

The contributors configuration file is the ".contributors" file on the root of the repository.

Update TOC automatically

TODO: this is not finished.

The gitbook uses the to get the TOC. The list in the will be the TOC.

1. [Topic](
  1. [SubTopic](
    1. TheSameFileTopicNoLinkAllowed
    1. TheSameFileTopicNoLinkAllowed
1. [Topic2]


  • the parent directory is not supported via gitbook.

  • the topic in the same file could not be a link.

the workflow automation is:

  • a text file to determine the markdown files order,

    or use the file name order in a directory.

  • get toc of each markdown file.

  • merge it into


本书使用 GitBook 来 build 电子书。

联机电子书版本在这里: Learn Coding With Open Source




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