Ives van Hoorne

@compuives

Co-Founder @ CodeSandbox

Eeeevs

Aives

Flip

https://ivesvh.com

3 years back

What if I put my local editor on

the web?

31 October 2016

11 November 2016

25 November 2016

https://codesandbox.io/s/mini-codesandbox-2-dzsfn

26 November 2016

17 December 2016

29 December 2016

Component Editor

Component Library Builder

Online Component Library Builder

Online React Editor

Let the idea

evolve

26 January 2017

I lost motivation

Seek external feedback

Release fast

Follow KISS

Keep it simple, stupid

Don't overengineer

6 likes

CodeSandbox Popularity

Passed Exams

Values

Lower the learning curve

Encourage sharing & discovery

Give a local editor experience ™️

Lower the learning curve

Encourage sharing and discovery

Local Editor Experience

VSCode Themes

.tmLanguage

oniguruma

onigasm

NeekSandhu

What about extensions?

How VSCode Extensions Work

VSCode + UI

Extension Host

tsserver

CodeSandbox Scenario

CodeSandbox

Extension Host

tsserver

bridge

CodeSandbox Scenario

CodeSandbox

Extension Host

tsserver

VSCode

Main Process

Renderer Process

Renderer Process

fs

net

tty

module

http

os

electron

Try #1

fileService

notificationService

clipboardService

storageService

requestService

editorService

codeSandboxService

fileService

storageService

Try #2

fileService

storageService

Requirements

Don't change code

Expose VSCode as an API

Keep it fast and small

As VSCode gets better, CodeSandbox gets better

It's updatable

Not re-inventing the wheel

Familiar with the existing editor

Advantages

CodeSandbox Scenario

CodeSandbox

Extension Host

tsserver

VSCode

People working on CodeSandbox

Me working on code

Thanks a lot!

@compuives

codesandbox/codesandbox-client

Learnings from building CodeSandbox

By Ives van Hoorne

Learnings from building CodeSandbox

This is a personal story of everything I've learned while building CodeSandbox, from ideation to working with multiple people. The talk is sprinkled with some technical dive-ins of how CodeSandbox actually works.

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