I made a trip to Italy recently, and on the plane I started thinking of a coding problem I was working on at Weld. I had a rough idea, but I wanted to express it as an algorithm. I didn’t want to boot up my laptop and go into full coding mode — I just wanted to play around with this algorithm.
So, when I got to my hotel, I started coding on a small iPhone/Android app to do just that (using Cordova). The result was Pocket Coder:
I tried an early version on my return flight to Stockholm a few days later. It was rough but did what it was designed to do: allowing me to test and tweak my algorithm without opening my computer. And I kept using it, on the subway, in bed, in the bathroom…
Anyway, Pocket Coder comes loaded with Lodash and JQuery, which are tools I use on a daily basis. It also has a small library of frequently used code snippets:
Finally, it comes with a built-in SVG canvas (powered by SVG.js) for easy drawing:
Download the app and let me know what you think!
(and if you don’t like coding, try Weld instead!)