Runnable Wants To Become The “YouTube Of Code”

Seems like an interesting idea.


For many developers, Googling code snippets is just part of their everyday routines. Those snippets, however, are spread all over the web. The co-founders behind Runnable, which is launching today, saw this in their own work at Amazon and hosting companies and decided to build what they call a “YouTube of Code” – a site that allows users to discover code snippets and edit and run the code right on their sites.

Runnable wants to become the central repository for developers to find their code. To achieve this, it needs to feature as many code snippets as possible, so the team also plans to become the default place for developer-oriented projects to store their code examples.

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As the company’s CEO and co-founder Yash Kumar told me, the team believes that developers today spend less time writing new code and more time recycling existing parts. Even expert developers, Kumar noted…

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