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CodeBunk Compiler/Interpreter Speaks Many Languages


CodeBunk's current status and updates have hit the Dr. Dobb's news desk this month. The product is an interviewing/communications tool with a real-time collaborative editor and code execution capabilities.

In terms of form and function, CodeBunk has an online compiler/interpreter for PHP, Python, Ruby, Perl, Lua, CoffeeScript, JavaScript, C, C++, Java, Erlang, Haskell, Julia, Clojure, Go, R, Rust, and Scala. CodeBunk also has a peer-to-peer video and audio chat facility.

"CodeBunk is ideal for online interviewing with developers as well as when learning to code from friends," said Yousuf Fauzan, creator of CodeBunk.

This fall season 2014 sees CodeBunk updated with lots of new features:

  1. Text Chat
  2. Bunk Playback (So that users can watch the entire history of changes made to a bunk as video)
  3. Private Bunks
  4. CodeBunk for Teams
  5. REPL Shells

There is also now the ability to create Teams and Session history Playback. CodeBunk claims to "succeed in mimicking" (even bettering at times says Fauzan) the real-world interview sessions in the virtual world. There is also the addition of in-browser REPL shells to bring the coding environment on CodeBunk closer to what a candidate is accustomed to on their own machines.

With CodeBunk for Teams, developer groups can create a team and invite their colleagues to join it in an environment where every bunk created in a team is visible to all members of that group on its home page.

Users can assess how a candidate performed in an interview with colleagues even if they were not present.

"This will lend itself to a better decision-making when it comes to hiring developers as you can view their entire interview history with your team," Fauzan.

This product is named after William "The Bunk" Moreland, a fictional character on the HBO drama The Wire, played by actor Wendell Pierce — he is known for saying, "A man must have a code."


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