Now we are running the bettercodes.org project for almost five months and we have received very positive feedback from you. Thank you for this! But we are still a small team of only four people, so we need your creativity and your capabilities to make bettecodes.org the best place for the best developers in the world!
How can you contribute?
We have released the first version of our source code two weeks ago and some of you took the opportunity and downloaded it. bettercodes.org is an Open Source project which relies on the contribution of its members. We see two ways how you can contribute to improve bettercodes.org and to become part of the journey.
Add new features and functions to the platform. If you have any idea which new feature or function will help to improve bettercodes.org and would provide value to the developer community, please get in touch with us. Bjoern (Gottowik) will coordinate your contributions and answer your questions on how to contribute to bettercodes.org
Find, report, and eliminate bugs. If you have the time to review the source code, please send us all information about bugs, security gaps, and possible improvements on the existing code. Also Bjoern will coordinate that with you.
Within the last three weeks we have made good progress and improved some features:
Answers. The answers section has been redesigned and several bugs have been eliminated there. If you have a developer question to the community put it there. If you are able to answer a question with your expertise, please go to ‘xchange’ into the submenu ‘answers’.
Snippets. We have optimized the code snippets section and integrated the famous generic code highlighter “geshi”. Great work! Now this section is almost working properly and you will find shared snippets easily or you can share your snippets with the community: go to ‘xchange’ into the submenu ‘code snippets’.
Server Environment. We are currently changing our server unit on Amazon from a high CPU to an extended memory unit. We also experienced some problems with the backups and needed to redesign the server environment. Expect an even faster platform the next couple of weeks for your exciting bettercodes experience.
…and what’s coming up?
Some of you commented that the integration of the different services is not good enough. We share this view. As next step we will improve the integration of the different features and functions, e.g. that you can see questions which are related to your skills set and your experiences or maybe that you are aware about any comment on a shared code snippet or link.
The basic idea is that every user will have the full control on the degree of integration based on his personal willingness to contribute to the community. Therefore we will develop a new concept for the individual developer profile and a reputation management system which will accredit you individual contribution to the bettercodes.org developer community.