Chop, Chop, Chop That Code Up

Dmitry wrote this on May 19, 2011 in . It has 36 reactions

We just finished giving a killer talk on how we used Backbone.js to build our newest secret app which we launched at the end of our talk. Crowd went wild. We're pumped to announce the release of Chop today!

Why did we create Chop?

Giving quick, one-off feedback on code is a pain. Code review tools are complex, expensive, and hard to use. Often we just want to share a quick contextual note with someone who may not have access to the entire code base. Chop let's us add notes to a code snippet, and quickly share them.

How does it work?

Paste your code in and select which type it is.

Or capture the code from a live page.

Press the "Chop It" button and then add notes.

Share the URL.

That's all, there are no signups or any setup to bother with.

Why We Love This Tool

Often when reading code, we come across something that creates a strong, positive or negative, emotional response and we want to share that response right away. Maybe we find a line of pure crap, and we need to add our snarky remark and tweet it out right away. Or we can't figure out what the hell a certain function does in jQuery, we need some contextual notes wrapped in a URL so we can shoot it out on the jQuery IRC channel.

Go Chop Up Some Code ยป


It has 15 comments.

M Haidar H (ZURB) says

Nice. Will be really helpful. How if we can also create an account? At least we can list our URLs.


Ricardo (ZURB) says

Hi Dmitry! Great tool!!! I'm going to share it with all my contacts right now. Cheers!


Thibault Milan (ZURB) says

Another most usefull tool from Zurb ! Good work guys ;)


Dre (ZURB) says

Excellent stuff!


Dmitry (ZURB) says

@M Haidar - Thanks for the shout! Are you asking for an ability to create an account and store the URLs of your code feedback?


Dmitry (ZURB) says

@Ricardo - wow, love the energy and excitement! Go get them, tell the world! :)


Dmitry (ZURB) says

@Thibault - Thank you! Glad you love our tools and are pumped about Chop! Let us know how it is going as you use it more and more.


Dmitry (ZURB) says

@Dre - Thanks! If you have any feedback about the app would love to hear it.


Wasim (ZURB) says

Nice tool! Will surely use..

How we can share url privatly and delete.?


Dmitry (ZURB) says

@Wasim - Thanks! Could you elaborate on what you mean by "sharing privately" and "delete"?


Rob (ZURB) says

Great idea! "We just finished giving a killer talk on how we used Backbone.js to build our newest secret app which we launched at the end of our talk." Is said talk available on video!?


Dmitry (ZURB) says

@Rob - Thanks for the inquiry about the video. The session was not recorded by RailsConf staff so we don't have the link to the video. However there might be a few folks from the audience who will put up their recording. Meanwhile here are the slides: http://zurb.us/jzwtGH. We have videos for some other implementation talks we've done, let me know if you're interested and I'll share the links.


Beglinger (ZURB) says

Great tool guys! Sure this will become handy.


Nunya Gupta (ZURB) says

The app is throwing nothing but 500's right now.



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