If you've been using the examples in this book to develop your own theme or plugin, you probably have a bunch of files stashed in a directory somewhere. You could just zip them up and dump them onto your web server, but that's not an ideal solution. Will you maintain copies of the older versions as you develop new ones? How will you alert users when updates are available? What happens to your code if you decide to stop developing for WordPress?
The repository at WordPress Extend takes care of all those problems for you. In order to use it, you're going to have to get familiar with source control using Subversion. First, however, you need to create your readme file.
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