My friend and I created this because we think the current state of how we share programming knowledge on the internet is broken and mostly neglected.
We just got frustrated by reading another Medium article with code in it.
We think the best place to read something with code has already been invented - IDE. We started with an extension for Visual Studio Code.
The core idea is that you can keep your codebase separated from the text and at the same time, you can create bindings between smaller parts of code and parts of the text. This way you can have growing codebase and reveal the story behind it.
The extension is kinda buggy but usable and shows the core idea. Feel free to ask any questions.
We want to add more rich text functionality. We just didn’t want to spend more days building this without any feedback.
Obviously, this isn't ideal but we didn't want to spend another week building sharing capabilites.
We feel like both problems maybe aren't that different after all. It's about effectively sharing programming knowledge.
The reason we focused on articles is that it was a problem we had ourselves.
(because I couldn't find any reference to a repo on the website and on your github, assuming that's you: https://github.com/mlejva?tab=repositories)
Love this project. And thanks for trying to solve something that I also struggled with.
As the next step, we want to launch on VSCode Marketplace like a proper extension.
Would you mind sharing an email (or Twitter handle, or anything else) so I could let you know once we are on the marketplace?
I was pushing some changes so maybe it was that.