I’m blogging longer form posts at my new blog BinarySmash. I’m going to use this blog for more personal / tech / small updates and have it be more of a personal showcase.
The other one for longer form stories and a more traditional blog. I’m also using it to test the product I work on – WordPress.com.
If you have wbond’s popular Package Control plugin for Sublime (and why wouldn’t you?) you can now install SublimeCloudup. Just search for “Cloudup” within Sublime and hit enter.
I just wrapped up the initial release of my first ever Sublime Text plugin. The plugin integrates with Cloudup, the service that Automattic (my employer) just aquired.
I had three goals for this plugin:
- Learn more about the service we just acquired. I’ve been using Cloudup as a user for a couple weeks and I got to meet the wonderful Cloudup team last week in San Francisco. However, I don’t know much about their product from a developer standpoint. Working on this project allowed me to learn more about streams, items, and their dev APIs.
- Make it extremely easy to share code from Sublime. I was teaching a PHP course a couple weeks ago and found myself sharing snippets over Skype. This would have been OK if it wasn’t for some of the formatting getting messed up when someone would copy and paste it in a file. I figured if I had an easy way to copy a snippet and get a shareable URL, we would avoid this problem and it would improve my workflow for sharing files/snippets in general. Teaching that class was how this idea was born.
I think I succeeded in all three goals. I understand a lot more about Cloudup. I feel pretty confident with Python and feel like I could tackle a few more small projects without running into trouble. I also made a fully functional sharing plugin for Sublime.
SublimeCloudup allows you to share the currently opened file, the current selection (snippet), or multiple files.
You can grab the plugin at https://github.com/justinshreve/SublimeCloudup
I’ll be working on getting it added to the package manager soon. Until then, the README contains installation directions.
The code is open source so feel free to change, adapt, and redistribute the plugin. If you have any feature requests or see any bugs pull requests are welcome.
I had an idea for a Sublime plugin earlier today. Using the REST API, allow for creating and editing posts inside Sublime. I’m inside Sublime all day writing code and notes, why not blog posts too?
I’ve just relaunched my personal site here at http://justin.gs/ from the sky . I’m on my way back from a week long meetup in New Orleans with my team at WordPress.com.
The site is using WordPress.org (that’s the self-hosted version), Jetpack, Akismet, VaultPress, and the Confit theme.
WordPress.com just launched some improvements to our Publicize feature and added Tumblr support. Beau and I have been working hard on this the past few weeks. I’m glad to see it out finally.