Friday, September 26, 2008

Code, wiki style

I've got this use case for editing code through a web interface, like a wiki. I thought I'd find out if anyone else has thought about this topic, and didn't see anything jump out at me when searching.

The situation is that maybe there's an open-source or perhaps just shared-development project in a workplace, hosted on the cloud. Rather than each person having an IDE set up for them or accessing a CVS repository, they just have a web interface.

Maybe the system requires logins to track changes, or in the first instance maybe it just allows unrestricted and un-tracked editing.

Does anyone know of such a system? Ideally, the server code would be written in Python (I'm trying to set up a Python-only technology stack for reasons of minimalism) but I would be interested in non-Python systems. I don't mind if the interface is fairly primitive to start with, but it would be neat if it did include some additional features such as syntax highlighting.

What do people think?


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

search through code, search through comments

Dear lazyweb,

I would love it if I could search through my code using my IDE, with the following options:
* Search all text in files
* Search only comments
* Search only non-comment code

My current favourite IDE is Eclipse/PyDev, but I'm not sure where to lodge queries easily, so here's my message in a bottle for the relevant developers. God speed, little bottle!


Monday, September 15, 2008

OSDC 2008 GAE + ExtJS code samples

This page contains links to demonstration applications developed for OSDC 2008, including:

* JSON server written in Python integrated with GAE and the Document Store
* Basic ExtJS form submission to Google Document Store

For GAE-JSON SVN server, visit: