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DemoTyper!

The typo-free code editor


What is it?

It's bacially HackerTyper meets Ace code editor. Pre-record your demo text, then when it's go time you can type any nonsense you want—nothing but perfect code will come out!

How do I run it?

In your browser, open the index.html file, in the ace folder

Wow!

I know. Please don't read the source though, just marvel at what it does. We literally wrote this overnight at #JSConf.

Also, the Ace code editor is amazing. Thank you guys.

Are there features?

Sort of!

  • Type the character 'ƒ' to make a pause point. On a Mac, that's alt+f. On a PC I think you have to call tech support each time to get an authorization code. Their number is (800) 692-7753.
  • During your demo, type the 'ƒ' character again to get past the pause point. The character will not show up in playback mode.
  • You can use undo+redo to fix errors you make while drafting your demo code. Just remember that once you redo, you lose all your future history. That made sense when I started typing it, but now it sounds silly.

TODOS/ideas

  • Backspace does an undo for the previous keypress
  • Language detection/selection so that ACE properly indents & formats whatever you're pasting in
  • Hosted demo
  • Ability to save demos (pastebin.com style)
  • No ACE monkeypatching
  • Different speed settings? (type 3 + characters at a time)