Friday, February 27, 2015

Put code in your google docs

I'm writing a technical document using google docs, and I want to put code snippets into it.
I thought this would be hard, before I discovered

This awesome, and awesomely simple, web app converts snippets of code into coloured HTML.
It can format a comprehensive range of languages and apply an equally impressive variety of styles.

Here's a snip of javascript, I just copied and pasted it straight in here, so it doesn't handle the overflow well, but you have to admit that its pretty cool for something that has a quick copy/paste/click/copy/paste workflow:

for (var i = 0; i < dataObj.eventData.children.length; i++) {
  if (dataObj.isProduction){
   dataObj.eventData.children[2].outcome.coupling = "1";
  if (dataObj.eventData.children[i].outcome.coupling.length > 0) { 
    outcomeData = dataObj.eventData.children[i].outcome;
    priceBoost[counter] = Object.create(priceBoostObject);
    priceBoost[counter].initialiseAnimatedImages('animated-' +, 'images/test.png', 'test.html');

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