Well hello there! Haven't seen you in a while. Once again, we're back with updates on codebender. This time, most of the news is behind the scenes, so you won't notice much. What you can notice, though, is our new auto formatting algorithm!
If you haven't used the auto-format feature yet, simply go to the editor, and press Ctrl-Alt-[ to auto-format your code in a glance. You are welcome!
We want to thank everyone for your support and spreading the word. We are now passed the 4000 registered users mark and growing. This means that our user-base was almost doubled over the course of the last 4 months! Thank you!
Not a long time ago, Vasilis and Dimitris, were guests in the Greek television show "Koinonia Ora MEGA" of the Nationwide TV channel, MEGA.
They had the chance to talk about codebender, while the awesome video that WebFWD's team put together for us, was playing in the background. They also showcased the Arduino, Arno and Digispark boards and explained the ambitious ArduSat satellite project.
Here is an extract from the show (in Greek). Mind you that around minute 06:50 the video gets a bit choppy due to technical problems.
Today we introduce our first two premium features.
You are now able to set the visibility of your projects to Private or Public and add your own Boards to your account. We can't offer pricing plans yet for either of the features but you can contact us at email@example.com for further details should you be interested to use one or both features. We will be glad to answer any questions you may have. Just make sure that you set the subject line to "Private Projects" or "Personal Boards" respectively.
You can read more about the features in the latest Special Issue of our Newsletter.
Just a quick heads up about the latest changes and fixes (Just in case you don't watch our github repository :P).
The browser plugin gets bumped up to version 184.108.40.206, fixing a lot of compatibility issues and introducing smoother operation across multiple platforms. There are still some quirks left but we are working on them. If you have trouble installing the plugin please check the knowledge base article which addresses some known issues. You might find the solution there.
We also improved (almost "rewrote") our Libraries infrastructure to accommodate future expansions and feature additions more easily. These changes have also a positive effect in responsiveness resulting in a faster loading libraries' page and in faster inclusions of external libraries. Some UI changes you might notice include an alphabetical index which we believe, will help you navigate and search external libraries easier. For sure easier than scrolling up and down in the ever-growing list which btw did grow a bit more in the past couple of days.
Some days ago we added a simple check, to alert you in case you tried to leave or close the editor without having saved your changes first. It had a lot of bugs that hopefully are now gone. If case you experience any strange behaviour you know what to do. Just keep in mind that clicking "Revert" will not cause an Alert as the "Revert" button does exactly that, it discards your latest unsaved changes and reverts your whole project (not only the selected file) to the last saved state.
Last but not least, we changed some of the cryptic error messages that you have might encountered when compiling and uploading your code to more explanatory ones. Hopefully this will help us address issues more effectively and help you debug programs faster.
That's all from the development log for now. Happy coding!