i live-coded for an hour the other day and it was fucking terrifying but i'm definitely going to do it again

over the past week or so i had been building a slack app to go along with their latest app unfurl launch. feel free to read slack's post about app unfurls and then gloss over mine maybe.

perhaps it was a rush of energy from writing a serious medium post (something i never do) or cabin fever (i hadn't left my apartment in 48 hours because of snow), but i thought it would be fun to do a live-coding session on glitch to show folks how to remix my original unfurl app and have it do other things. so that's what i did wednesday.

screenshot of tweets about me live-coding on glitch

a call to action for potential disaster

the fruit of my terrifying labor can be found at violet-vulture.glitch.me. it unfurls youtube links to keyboard cat and a call to "PLS LIKE + SUBSCRIBE." as i went through the process of the remix, i documented what i was doing for those following on in README.md which you can see by viewing the violet-vulture project. it was great to go through my own app documentation and find bugs in it and fix this app and the original unfurl app.

pls like + subscribe app output in slack

important work

anyway, i call the experience "terrifying" because it can be quite awkward having dozens of people watch you code! especially something kind of new to you and as you struggle through getting tokens registered. it's always the oauth that gets me. from the tweets i saw, though, folks had fun.

"and so did i, despite oauth" the jenn schiffer story

anyway, pls like + subscribe and i'll let y'all know when i do more live-coding sessions ok? yes. and let me know if you remixed my slack app unfurl app or any other onesโ€“we at fog creek are really enjoying all the cool stuff y'all have been making this week! you are all really great and creative, seriously. ๐Ÿ’• ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ’• ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ’• ๐ŸŽ

xoxo j$