As a software developer you will quite often have the need to share your code with others. While this sounds straightforward, the details are the issue. Ever tried to share code with Skype?
Let’s try it – how easy is this code to read?
As C# developers we’re used to Intellisense and syntax highlighting – there’s no getting around it.
Pastebin to the Rescue
Take a look at the same snippet with Pastebin.
There is no registration, it supports pretty much every language you can think of and you can share your snippets with a simple URL. It even tracks corrections or amendments. Every developer should be aware of it.
Sharing Web snippets with jsFiddle
That’s where jsFiddle comes in. Here’s the official line:
I came across jsFiddle while trying to debug a styling issue – I had an issue where a list of items were displaying perfectly in Internet Explorer, but in Chrome or Firefox the items were being cut off. I proceeded to ask for help on StackOverflow, but while I could explain my issue, I couldn’t really show it.
Check out my example on jsFiddle. What I find really cool is that you can view this example in Chrome or Internet Explorer and actually see the difference.
Do you know of any similar tools? If you do, leave a comment. Happy coding.