When ramping up in new programs and attempting to perform operations, I was always getting frustrated going from trial and error on the command-line, to looking through man-pages, and then finally ending up browsing through stackoverflow entries. I wanted a centralized "command center" that could replace all my notes and poorly organized lists of commands provided by colleagues. I wanted kommandr to be open so that there was no limit to knowledge acquisition and every one could avoid the frustrations of not knowing a command.
What it does
Kommandr is the smart and collaborative way to discover, learn, save and share commands. Kommandr facilitates learning and efficiency by providing a centralized space, to organize and access your commands from the cloud. With Kommandr you can easily discover commands by searching for what you want to do, or entering the pieces of a command you already know. You can save and share your commands, providing a name and description so you and others can find it with ease from the browser, or just fetch it straight from the command-line. Kommandr smartly organizes your commands into collections. Collections can be public or private (necessary when dealing with sensitive information that you want to remain within your team). It can also be installed on your own infrastructure because its open source. You can fork and customize commands that others create.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Kommandr is truly open and collaborative, whether shared among individuals and teams or consumed by other collaboration platforms, I'm proud of the collaboration and proliferation of knowledge it enables. I am proud of what I learned (see next prompt).
What I learned
What's next for Kommandr
- Artificial intelligence to allow the analysis and understanding of manual pages and commands. Enabling smart completion of commands, options or parameters available as the user types.
- Seamless integration via a command-line client: search and save commands straight from the terminal. With minimal configuration you could connect your terminal with Kommandr.com and instantly access to your commands from anywhere (Windows, macOS, Linux).
- Ability to create user teams for secret collaboration.
- Provide a public API to open the opportunity for plugin creators of programmer tools and social platforms such as Slack and FB Workplace, for a seamless integration.
- Allow embedding on websites to enable the learn and discovery piece of Kommandr with zero user effort. For example, websites containing embedded code blocks in documentation (think: stackoverflow) could have a similar experience to that within Kommandr.com where the mouse over would prompt the description.