ASCII art for semantic code commenting

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  • excalidraw

    Virtual whiteboard for sketching hand-drawn like diagrams

  • venn.nvim

    Draw ASCII diagrams in Neovim

    If you use nvim, there is a similar tool called venn.nvim: https://github.com/jbyuki/venn.nvim

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • vim-table-mode

    VIM Table Mode for instant table creation.

  • goat

    Render ASCII art as SVG diagrams

  • kroki

    Creates diagrams from textual descriptions!

    https://kroki.io offers numerous text description syntaxes to generate such diagrams, including packet diagrams.

    https://github.com/DaveJarvis/keenwrite (my text editor) will render diagrams in quasi-real-time by sending requests to kroki.

  • KeenWrite

    Free, open-source, cross-platform desktop Markdown text editor with live preview, string interpolation, and math.

    https://kroki.io offers numerous text description syntaxes to generate such diagrams, including packet diagrams.

    https://github.com/DaveJarvis/keenwrite (my text editor) will render diagrams in quasi-real-time by sending requests to kroki.

  • asciiflow

    ASCIIFlow

    I've discovered that the crippling bug in asciiflow [1] is not present when running it in FireFox, to my great relief.

    [1] https://github.com/lewish/asciiflow/issues/185

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    Write Clean JavaScript Code. Always.. Sonar helps you commit clean code every time. With over 300 unique rules to find JavaScript bugs, code smells & vulnerabilities, Sonar finds the issues while you focus on the work.

  • figlet

    Claudio's FIGlet tree

    I love this and I'm going to use it for fancy comments in code and in the browser console. It'd be really cool if you could integrate something like http://www.figlet.org/ for inserting ASCII text art.

    I wish I had known about this tool when I building this little browser game https://replit.com/@aMoniker/Gush because all the levels & game objects are generated from multiline strings of ascii symbols, and it just took too long to do manually.

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