Posted by Niklas Heidloff | November 16, 2011
van der Linden, Serdar
Elgort and I (Niklas
Heidloff) have made some progress
the next generation of the OpenNTF code bin.
We introduced this project in a blog
entry some time ago. Today we
make XSnippets available as beta on OpenNTF: http://openntf.org/xsnippets
The application is rather simple. While
we intend to deliver more functionality like comments and ratings, other
parts have been kept simple on purpose. For example there is no rich text
field for comments, only one language per snippet, etc.
Hopefully the application is self explanatory.
If not and for defects, we'd appreciate your feedback in the project's
defects, discussions and feature requests areas: http://xsnippets.openntf.org
One interesting feature is the popular
snippets view. When users copy snippets to the clipboard we track this.
The most popular snippets are the snippets that have been copied most often
in the last three months.
It's also possible to embed snippets
in blogs and other web sites. In this case only the actual snippet (without
meta data) is displayed in an iFrame. We hope that developers utilize this
feature to post snippets on OpenNTF and then explain the embedded snippets
in their blogs.
Every user can navigate to snippets
and open them. However only approved OpenNTF contributors who have signed
CLAs (contributor license agreements) can actually create new snippets.
We enforce this already now in the beta so that we can keep these snippets
for future production usage. If contributors want to try creations please
mark the snippets with the word "Test" as part of the name.
For users who are not approved contributors
here is screenshot of the creation user interface: