New App Developer site snippets section

Registered by David Planella on 2012-10-15

Create a new section on the App Developer site for authors to easily submit and share their code snippets

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Jono Bacon
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
David Planella
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
David Planella
Definition:
New
Series goal:
Accepted for raring
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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Whiteboard

[mpt] How about letting developers add code snippets and comments to existing articles? The PHP manual does this -- see <http://www.php.net/manual/en/language.namespaces.global.php> for example.

Considerations:
- Division by language
- Syntax highlighting
- No Wordpress plugins for publishing and sharing snippets

Examples:
- https://developers.google.com/google-apps/calendar/recurringevents
- http://www.djangosnippets.org
- http://code.activestate.com/recipes/langs/python/
- http://snippi.com/s/pirilcc

Notes: the djangosnippets.org code can be easily used for Ubuntu, but some changes need to be done to use a different theme, templates and IA.

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Work Items

Work items:
[dpm] Install and test a djangosnippets.org instance: DONE
[dpm] Contact djangosnippets.org upstream to explain them the snippets section project on the app developer site: DONE
[dpm] Review the code of djangosnippets.org to assess whether it generic enough to be used in developer.ubuntu.com: DONE
[dpm] Send a call out for contributors to develop a CSS theme for djangosnippets.org on developer.ubuntu.com: TODO
[dpm] File a request to deploy djangosnippets.org on developer.ubuntu.com: TODO
[dpm] Investigate how we could use stock Wordpress capabilities to host snippets as a fallback: POSTPONED

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