Sunday, May 22, 2011

size maniacs or just twitterable examples ?

maybe both, but I like the idea!
Many times I have added something like #tweetcode at the end of a tweet created with the single goal to be small enough for ... well, a tweet!
@jedschmidt bought a spanish domain called based over github forks in order to provide all sort of tweets that may solve a specific problem in an efficient way: it kinda work on copy and paste!
Kinda ... because rules may not truly work stand alone and snippets are suggested without a "tooltip" example, at least in the main page.

What Can We Do In 140 Bytes ?

  • tweet a solution for a simple task
  • provide an idea about how to solve a task
  • solve a task in a truly efficient way
Yeah, some snippet is absolutely everything we may need to solve a problem.
The most simple example is the hex2rgb and rgb2hex, a problem that could be solved easily via bitwise operators and a tiny bit of math.

How Can 140 Bytes Be Enough ?

Using few tricks suggested in this page we can realize it is possible to shrink the code that badly to obtain a decent copy and paste tweet.

How Can We Contribute ?

Fork it and push it with some example. I have done the mistake posting a "117 bytes to bind" that follows jed logic but it is not forked yet.

function(a,b,c){b=[],1);c=this;return function(){return a.apply(c,b.concat.apply(b,arguments))}}

Well, I'll do better next time while you can have fun and check examples right now ;)

DAMN IT! Jed shrinked another byte!
function(a,b,c){b=[c=this],1);return function(){return a.apply(c,b.concat.apply(b,arguments))}}

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