I'd be interested to hear your thoughts/feedback on GistPad. I built it to provide an in-editor developer library, that can include scratch notes, code snippets, frequently used command line utilities, developer docs, etc. It also supports creating interactive code playgrounds and tutorials, including a CodePen-like preview.
It stores all files as GitHub Gists, and therefore, all of your data is still yours to keep. Additionally, you can discuss your code/notes with others via inline commenting, you can upload images by simply pasting them, group your notes via a flexible tagging system, organize your notes into directories, follow your friends to see what they're up to, and quite a bit more.
I'm super keen to hear any and all feedback, and so it would be awesome to hear if this seems even remotely useful to the workflow you're looking to build 👍
So, something I was looking for that led me to your VSCode Extension, is the inline commenting. However what I'd really want would be a way to have that sort of inline comment but right in the repo code. That way we could keep our "no comment" policy in place, but for VSCode users there would still be a way for code authors to leave notes & thoughts & descriptions of functions/classes/components and have other team members able to see the comments and better understand that code (if they so chose).
Is something like that even doable? I'm sorry if this isn't really direct feedback on your extension.
Actually do you know any good resources on writing your own VSCode extension? I'd like to dabble in it and this sounds like a fun problem to try and solve!
I'm not sure if this is exactly what you had in mind, but I just released a new extension this morning (called Code Tour), that allows you to record and playback interactive walkthroughs of a codebase. Might be interesting for your use case?
I feel like the process of learning codebases should be more guided, interactive, and integrated into your editor. Not buried in documentation. To improve onboarding, and make it easy to create such learning assets, I created a "tutorial recorder" for @code. It's called Code Tour
15:19 PM - 08 Mar 2020
I'll definitely take a look at it!
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