Programming / Remote-pairing

The very last CodeMate news

Hello in this lovely Thursday! 🙂

Today I wanted to give you a quick update what is going on in the CodeMate project and why it is the very last CodeMate’s update.

New branding!

When I came up with the idea of creating an app helping programmers do pair programming sessions, my first thought about the name for this was: CodeMate.

I checked the domain and… it’s taken. CodeMate is a Scandinavian software house with great Page Rank in search engines so adopting such name wouldn’t be smart 🙂

However, back in March, I didn’t want to waste the time on picking the name – rather on blogging and coding. But now it’s time to actually pick one!

My colleague Ryan has helped me a bit and we came up with this list of possible names:

  • CodeMatchtags
  • ProgramPal
  • CodeBud / Buddy
  • CodeTwins
  • CodeTogether
  • CollabCoders
  • CodeAlly
  • CodeCompanion
  • Codealike

but… guess what. Yes! They’re all already taken! Maybe besides CodeAlly, but in search engines, it messes up with Call of Duty (CoD ally), so I scrubbed.

Nevertheless, I have one that may be adopted. I just need to get used to this new one before I’ll announce it.

Or maybe you have an unconventional idea how could I name the app? Let me know! I’ll gladly review each one!

So! That’s why this is the last CodeMate update.


I’ve been lucky to have another contribution in my repository – this week Chris has helped me a bit with the clarity of cshtml files and separation of script files. I’m grateful for this pull request, thanks!

From my side, I added simple, yet handy extensions to the website, to warm up for more complicated stuff 🙂

First is the build time of the app on the About page. There are some cases when you need to quickly determine what sources are currently deployed on the server – and that’s why I implemented it.

The implementation of this was not so obvious, so if you’re into .NET I encourage you to look into this StackOverflow post.

Secondly, since I saw the ‘Fork me on GitHub’ ribbon somewhere for the first time, I promised myself I’d have the same when my project starts. So I have now 🙂

Azure, oh Azure…

Unfortunately, you cannot see any of changes mentioned above, because of my disabled Azure account – my 25 EUR for the developer are too less for the app to be up for a whole month. I bet this is caused my poor configuration, I’ll try to change the plan of the app or so to improve it. But at this point, I cannot do anything about it since it is frozen until the end of the current billing period.

Further plans

I recently become aware of Project view on GitHub, so I plan to learn it by doing. You can find there my actual plans for further development. I hope it would be maintained in a clear way 🙂 If you have any pieces of advice on how could I use it in a more professional way, I’ll appreciate your suggestions! [project]

Thanks for today!

Somewhat experienced programmer who tries to find intrinsic meaning in each act he does. Increasingly builds his courage to let his life be driven by passion. Currently giving blogging a whirl.

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