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Online Source Code Management

Published 09/27/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for? is an application that can be used in managing code snippets or portions of code that can be reused by the owner of the code or by others. The application is used as a tool can simplify the lives of developers and people who regularly use code to produce some type of product such as a webpage. The availability of the application makes it easier to recall or look up small pieces of code. Users can upload the code and store the code on their accounts. hence, when it is time to use the code, users simply browse their code lists and retrieve the information they need. The tool can be useful for codes that are difficult to write from scratch or codes that care not used regularly. screenshot
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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Founded in 2008 by Nick Sergeant and Pete Karl, the application is owned by Lion Burger which has popular products including Finisht, which is another tool for developers. The application is popular because of its user base. There are a variety of codes available for sharing and storing. The application can be seen as a community of developers helping other developers by sharing code snippets.

What are the differences to other apps?

This application can help developers reuse their codes. Other applications that help users store codes exist. However, users on the website are supported by a larger community of users and various sample codes are displayed on the application's main page. Users can also browse through codes.

How does the web app look and feel to use?

The application is professionally design. Although it is quite busy with snippets of code displayed as samples throughout the main page, it is still relatively tidy and well-spaced. Users can find where they need to go and navigate the application easily. To add a code, instructions are provided and there is guidance available. Users may decide to make their code snippets public or private.

How does the registration process work?

A user account is needed is users want to provide codes, save codes or share codes. Those who share codes have their names associated with the code. An example of this is sample codes on the main page with shows the name of the user who provided the code. Users provide an email address, username and password to sign up.

What does it cost to use the application?

It is free to use the application. Users are free to create, save and share code snippets.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Users who want to share code or save code snippets can use the application. It is a useful tool for programmers, web developers and other who need to use codes to create some output. This application an simplify the work of such individuals and there is no need to re-create codes that are regularly used. Also for codes that may not be used regularly, users can save the codes till it is needed. This application also provides samples of codes that other can use.

  • Users can store their code snippets for reuse
  • Code snippets can be shared with the community
  • Users may also search for code snippets
  • Public popular tags are displayed
  • Samples of available codes are also provided

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