If you’ve been a developer for a long time or a short time then you will likely have some sort of developer journal already. No, no, not like that type of journal that you keep under your pillow and that has a lock and key on it, but rather a “journal” or collection of articles, code snippets, and perhaps even lessons-learned from your previous work.
You see, the best developers have their “tricks” and “personal dev secrets” not hidden in their brain pan but rather in a simple archive or note taking system and/or device so that they can do their work even better and especially faster.
Where you keep it doesn’t really matter but how you keep it could possibly be optimized and that’s where Alex King’s new open source product might come in handy:
Developed as an app rather than a WordPress Theme (although you install it like you would a theme) or plugin, you never have to go into the admin panel if you don’t want to as you can edit and manage your journal from the front-end.
Like your own journal or system today, Capsule was built to replace those antiquated solutions with something better:
Capsule replaces the scratch document you have open when you’re coding. Instead of throwing away those notes, code snippets, API responses, ad-hoc todo lists, and outlines, Capsule creates an archive of your development artifacts.
Check out these screenshots of what is most of the entire experience with Capsule:
Although Alex has publicly shared that he doesn’t believe that WordPress is a “great general purpose app platform” he’s happy with what they were able to accomplish with this theme.
You can download it for free, check out the GitHub repo, and walk through the demo if you’d like.
Although this isn’t something I’m likely to boot up myself since I already have a system in place, it is definitely something I would consider endorsing for newer developers or for those that are considering re-upping their existing methodology with a WordPress implementation.
Great work guys and I’m very impressed.
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