We wanted to build a way of distributing code efficiently and easily without messy downloads, dependencies, or cluttering up your code base.
What it does
It allows users to upload code snippets and use them as API calls in the cloud.
How we built it
We run a node server and a MongoDB instance which saves user posts. On the front-end we expose a unique API key we generate for the user that he can use to call the function using an HTTP GET request.
Challenges we ran into
We bounced from idea to idea; ultimately we lost six precious hours to brainstorming before we came up with this and more time with oversleeping.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Despite the lack of time, we feel we really accomplished a lot both on the front and back-end; especially given we're only a team of two.
What we learned
How to effectively interpret and execute arbitrary code supplied by a user in an API call.
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