How to Write Your Code Super-Fast With Tea Code
TeaCode is a super powerful app designed to help programmers write quality code quickly and with ease. It achieves this by expanding an already existing code template into usable code. Designed with an easy variable-based programming language that works perfectly with sub expressions, filters and optional patterns, writing everything twice will be a thing of the past! Teacode is for the apt programmer, designed with flexibility in mind. It supports the very well-known native editors such as (Coda, Xcode, TextMate) as well as other editors such as Sublime text, VSC, Atom, and JetBrains IDEs.
Duplicating code is a waste
Duplicating code is a waste if it can be automated. Duplication not only decreases the quality of the code but also adds to technical debt! And come to think of it, adding additional unnecessary code to any codebase just increases the amount of work you have to do to extend and maintain the software in future. While programming demands typing similar strings of code over and over again, it might feel quite monotonous and a waste of energy and time. But the good news is you can write your code much faster with TeaCode. TeaCode takes the DRY (Do not Repeat Yourself) rule to a whole new level.
Write your code quickly
Whether you are a walking java encyclopaedia, or a Python guru, TeaCode writes code with you regardless of the programming language you are familiar with. And it’s super-easy folks! All you have to do is create your pattern then press TeaCode shortcut and voila! Teacode will do the rest for you. Easy! Right?
Comes with 80+ build-in expanders
Even juicier is the fact that it comes with over 80 build-in expanders for three languages: PHP, Swift, and HTML. If you write code in any one of these three languages, it becomes even easier. And you don’t have to worry if you are not familiar with any one of the three languages. The interesting part is that you can create your own expanders in any language you want! So you don’t have to keep writing one code a hundred times. Just create an expander once and you can use it any time you want to write your code faster. You can use multiple variables, subexpressions, optional patterns, filters just to spice them up. Once you have your expanders ready, you can use them almost anywhere. Sounds good? It’s easy too! Here’s how you can make your customized expanders in any language of your choice.
Making your customized expanders
First things first, as highlighted above, TeaCode has an existing database of three languages: PHP, Swift and HTML. In order to create an expander for your preferred language, follow these steps:
- Move to expanders and locate a small “+” sign located at the bottom left corner
- You will find two options: select “single” or “bundle” (Bundles are recommended since they are easy to share with teammates)
If you want to share your amazing bundle of expanders with your team or simply help your fellow developers. Now that’s a good thing to do and it’s pretty easy! Two steps:
- Right click the customized bundle you created
- Select “Export”
- Share the file with anyone with TeaCode on their mac and they will retrieve it.
In order to access expanders syntax easily, press the ⌘+⇧+space and start typing.
Why you Need TeaCode for your coding activities
Having a non-repeated code saves you the hassle of having to mess up with code when you copy and paste new entries all over the place. A non- repeated code gives you the liberty of maintaining the code in a single place. And this is what makes the DRY principle important. As a matter of fact, if we could repeat the logic of checking permissions all over the code, fixing issues that would arise would become a sickening nightmare! You could easily forget to fix a bug in other occurrences even when you fix it in one. With TeaCode, new bug fixes can be made in one place instead of many. This leads to robust and dependable software.
In most cases, code that is not repeated is easy to read. And this is not because of the DRY principle itself but rather the evident effort put by the programmer in making the code simple by following certain rules and principles such as the DRY Principle. Want to make your code more readable? TeaCode is your ultimate to-go-to solution.
Think unit and integration tests! Forget manual testing. Now when you have more paths to cover using the tests, then you’ll have more code to write for tests. But with TeaCode, all you need to do is test one main path and you’ll be good to go. Of course you will still need to test different behaviours.
TeaCode promotes the reuse of code because it merges many instances of repeated code into one block. Re-usable code is profitable in the long run as it speeds up development time.
Management needs to invest in improving the quality of code in order to cut on the overall development costs. More code costs more as it takes more people to maintain and fix bugs. More time to develop code may as well mean very unhappy customers, and huge losses. Enough said!
There you have it folks, a basic introduction to TeaCode. We highly recommend that you try it yourself and experience this indispensable and incredible easy to use app.