Inspiration

We wanted to promote learning through couch coding, by allowing for use on different couches.

What it does

  • Breaks the metaphysical and theoretical barriers of distant-couch-cooperation
  • Adds testing capabilities for code hosted on Google Drive
  • Promotes learning and collaboration through a cloud environment

How we built it

  • Google Apps Script (a lot of tears)
  • NodeJS code interpretation/compilation backend

Challenges we ran into

Google Doc's DOM structure prevents easy manipulation of the text and other key features, so we found workarounds by constructing a code library with in-line javascript.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Submits code for compilation and execution
  • Provides access to stdout and stderr

What's next for CouchCoder

  • Auto-Indentation
  • Code Reference/Tutorial Sidebar
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