Code Sharing

This is another one those posts that will probably only be interesting to about 1% of the visitors to the site. But, I wanted to mention this anyway since I think it’s a really good idea. So, unless you’re interested in programming, scroll on down to a cute picture of Matthew in his Star Wars outfit…

Still here, OK. O’Reilly, the people who publish some of the best technical books in the world, have just set up a new website for sharing Java code. It’s called CodeZoo. They describe it as “getting you past the repetitive parts of coding, and onto the rest and the best of your projects.” They have quite a collection of software in a variety of categories.

Another similar site that I’ve just discovered is called Code Snippets. This site has sample code in a variety of languages including Ruby, Python, Javascript, PHP, Perl, and Java. These tend to be shorter examples often demonstrating one part of a program, but they can sometimes be just what you need. The other intersting thing about this site is the use of tags. It’s easy to filter the snippets and find just what you’re looking for.