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New Features on the Way


Published in: Development, NewsPosted by Tyler on 06/30/06


Wow. Snipplr made it to number one on del.icio.us yesterday. This brought in a ton of new users and a lot of great suggestions for improving the website. That said, I thought I’d share my current todo list of features/changes I’m working on this weekend. Most of these are suggestions from visitors. So, if you have your own suggestions or additions to the list below, please post in the comments.

New Languages to be Supported

  • C
  • C#
  • ASP
  • VB
  • Common Lisp
  • AppleScript
  • XML and XSLT

Feature Requests I’m Working On

  • Discussion/comments for each snippet.
  • Extended user profiles. (website, location, job, fav programming languages, etc)
  • In the user profiles, people can set their spoken language and also set Snipplr to only show them Snippets in that language.
  • Option to make snippets private.
  • Make snippets viewable only to certain users you pick. (Not sure if I’ll do this one right away. But I’m considering it.)

So, that list along with my own bug fixes are what I’m working on at the moment and what I hope to accomplish this weekend.

One note regarding the programming languages above. It’s easy for me to add support for additional languages (I just add them to the language dropdown box). The trick is to add syntax highlighting for them. Currently, I’m using the Text_Highlighter class available from the Pear repository. If anyone would like to contribute additional language highlighting classes for it, I’d be very grateful.

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Posted By: Bunker on June 30th, 2006

Hi,

I love the project you’re doing, it’s hyped all over the place by now.

Can you add one more thing to your list of todo’s?

For all the users with small screens, who like to browse to the recently submitted snippets.
Ad a button on the button of the page to choose next or back.

greetz and thanks

Posted By: Tyler on June 30th, 2006

“Ad a button on the button of the page to choose next or back.”

It’s on my list :)

Posted By: Bunker on July 1st, 2006

Hehe,

Sorry about the typo it was quite late here, yesterday.

I was saying:

Add a button on the bottom of the page to choose next or back.

greetz :-D

Posted By: Jon Baer on July 2nd, 2006

* Id really like to see some kind of XML-RPC/REST w/ this idea … so that it could be integrated w/ other IDEs (ZendStudio/Eclipse/etc), Id most likely stick w/ TextMate but think it could open up to other users … I saw I could list them out via http://snipplr.com/textmate/list/KEY/mysql but a more generic interface would be sweet.

Awesome job!

Posted By: Tyler on July 2nd, 2006

Right now the Snipplr API is a hack job using GET and POST. I’ll publish a real API using XML-RPC as you suggested.

Posted By: Jason on July 3rd, 2006

I’d love to see a rating feature for code snippets, if possible the same AJAX way as with snipeet (http://trac.snipeet.com). Otherwise, when there are a lot of snippets, the repository becomes impossible to use.

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