There is a stage in the life of a front-end developer where we want to build our own back-end.
We want to be able to manipulate databases, build APIs, and all that cool stuff that we need to make cool apps.
Because its simplicity, the amount of documentation and the community involved in the project, I found Flask a very good fit in my needs.
Why Not Node?
I found Python a lot simpler than Node, that’s it.
So… What is Rocketbin?
Rocketbin is a very simple Pastebin clone, without user management, without title and with a very few supported languages:
Most of the features are provided by Ace in the editor, and those include:
- Syntax highlighting using Github theme
- Automatic indent
- Live syntax checker
- Vim and Emacs key bindings
Here are some gifs to show the features in action:
Autocomplete in Python
What technologies are involved?
- CSS using Sass
- jQuery (Yes I’m lazy)
This is still a work in progress, so if you find any bug please submit a ticket on the Github repository.