Announcing my latest developer tool: Source Snapshot – A source code directory visualizer for your browser.
Source Snapshot Use Case
Use Source Snapshot to get an overview of a new codebase
This tool was born out of a personal need. I often found myself trying to get a bird’s eye view of a new codebase I had been introduced to, but couldn’t find a free, online tool to do so! So I created Source Snapshot. Now, understanding source code file structure is just a drag away on Source Snapshot.
How To Use Source Snapshot
- Go to https://source-snapshot.mavlevin.com
- Drag in a source code folder (privacy statement)
- The folder will be processed by your browser
- Done! You can now hover, zoom, click, and explore the code structure
Source Snapshot Development Story
Source Snapshot is an improvement on my previous tool, SourceCodeVisualizer, which had to be installed and run locally. The inconvenient installation requirement limited the tool’s use and popularity.
Alternatively, Source Snapshot is a fully online tool that can be used by anyone, anywhere, as long as they have access to a browser and internet.
It important for me to give a small note on my tool’s privacy: This tool was purposely built with privacy in mind. Files never leave your device and all processing and visualizing happen only on your device, never reaching the server.
Until next time!!