[MonoDevelop] Gauging interest for an in-IDE snippet sharing system for MonoDevelop.
anirudh at anirudhsanjeev.org
Thu Mar 11 03:34:44 EST 2010
I grew pretty interested in Vala's snippet repository and the python
snippet application "Acire".
I liked the idea of being able to store little bits of code for simple
tasks like taking screenshots, configuring TreeViews, etc so I don't have
to keep opening my old code or the browser each time. After building a
simple app that features some of the functionality of Acire, I discovered
there are a lot of powerful apps that handle code snippet storage and
Examples are the apps Snippet, CodeCollector, and Snip-it.
I think it might be worth investing a little effort in writing an add-in
based on my standalone app, which supports the following functionality:
* Create snippets from within the IDE and upload.
* Add name, tags, description to the IDE
* Sync snippets from the cloud
* Full text search on snippets from within the IDE
* An open-source server for snippets that you can use to share your code
with your internal team.
I think I might be able to whip up a decent prototype in two weeks. I just
wanted to gauge if people are interested in such an application, and if so,
any input and suggestions at this point would be really awesome!
Senior undergraduate student, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
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