New Platform for Open Code

March 17, 2017 by Alex Thompson

Introducing a new experiment in how we share code and apps. Motivated by a desire to push beyond the constraints of GitHub, npm, JSFiddle etc.

Just go to run.primoca.com and you can instantly publish code that will be hosted at a unique runnable URL. The URL is a hash of its content and the code can be a fully functional app with UI. Published code cannot be updated,

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Run While Typing

September 7, 2016 by Alex Thompson

For experimenting with small amounts of code I've always felt unsatisfied with the experience of a REPL. There's some great ideas out there for alternative environments in the realm of live programming and Bret Victor's demos. In the long run I hope to create some tools that achieve those utopian ideals but in the meantime I really

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Time to Challenge the Dogma of Programming

December 19, 2014 by Alex Thompson

While continuing to enhance the feature set of Primoca I feel I need to take on a larger problem. Programming today is a mess. An endless stream of bugs and confusion. New languages and frameworks come along promising to ease your troubles but ultimately they bring their own problems and do little to improve the overall experience of programming.

To make a significant leap we need to dig deeper

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