Here’s a quick review of Codezen, a free tool that comes to the rescue when you need to share your code… visually. I neat solution wrapped into a perfect interface. Read on…
Let’s be honest: this little tool is pure genius. Paste in the code you want to show the world, tweak the look you want to give to your display, and download the image. It’s as beautiful and useful as the image it produces.
All you need is your code — any code — and a browser. All the processing is done in the cloud and the images are downloaded instantly.
Codezen is free.
The web app works in any modern browser environment, from desktop to phones.
Cowboy and Express. Written in Erlang. Runs on Node.js
Codezen is a near-minimalist single page app that delivers very quickly on a specific need: a good looking render of the lines of code you want to display. It’s ok to show off to your co-workers (on Slack, of course.) Remember to bookmark this little beauty.
Hey! What’s wrong with my code? Can you help me debug this?
Remote IT workers often need to share code with their coworkers or teammates in order to resolve problems quickly. The more you code, the more blurry the architectural intent that drives it becomes. Errors creep in and wheels start spinning. When your fancy IDE tools fail to get you out of the mud, you need to fall back on humans. After all, humans are the one species for whom code was designed for: when all else fails, solving code problems is what (experienced) humans do best.
Sharing a few lines of code with a fresh or more experiences pair of eyes can get you out of a mud pool Codezen is as close to perfect an application as you could wish for. Codezen is laser-focused and designed perfectly to match the function it serves.
- Supports for almost all modern language syntax.
- Automatic code beautifier.
- Simple and intuitive interface.
- Fast, responsive UI.
- Lots of configuration options, yet runs out-of-the-box
- Free and ad-free.
- No support for SQL syntax.
For when pasting your code between backtiks just doesn’t cut it, it’s as close to perfection as a web app can be.