Could it be considered to have a full web embedded code editor for server-side scripting in formulas, triggers, and client-side scripting (script components)?
For now, the scripting can be done in a standard textarea, which is fine for when you have to script only a few lines of code, but is just not enough when dealing with complicated triggers or formulas, as the code is hard to read in this format.
Right now, we have to use a code editor (Notepad++, Ultraedit...) for coding more "complicated" formulas and triggers for Rollbase. Yet, I noticed that more and more web applications include code editors nowadays.
Here is an example of what I'm talking about:
A basic code editor could allow:
- Line numbers
- Syntax highlighting
- Highlight matching parentheses...
- Tab-indentation / Auto-indentation
Which would be a good enhancement to start with. Then, I guess it could evolve into more usefull things like:
- Key bindings
If you wanted to make it really clever you could also make it possible to collaborate in realtime on scripts: https://www.firebase.com/
For example: https://seshcode.com/
+1 This is an excellent suggestion if for no other reason than hitting tab doesn't tab out of the current window :)
NOTE: There is some comments for this with suggestions for features and an editor source code selection at: community.progress.com/.../33706.aspx
Thanks for sharing this, Bill!
There is a lot of buzz right now around Light Table. See: www.chris-granger.com/.../light-table---a-new-ide-concept or http://www.lighttable.com/.
Thought I shared this with you.