Libraries & Tools

Snippet Creator

This extension helps to automate snippet creation. Select the code you want to create snippet from and use command Create Snippet from the command palette or your custom keybind.

Snippets Explorer

Visual Studio Code extension which displays all available language snippets in a TreeView


Electron-Flask App Generator

Yoeman project generator to create an Electron app running a Flask server inside itself. Deployable via PyInstaller and Electron Forge packager.

Create an Electron App project that auto-starts a Flask server the electron app can call for services. Deployable as a single App that users can double click on and run.

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? App Name myapp
? Description My Electron application description
? Author's Name Fred Smith
? Author's Email
? license: Apache 2.0
? Package keywords (comma to split) python, js, great-app
? Run flask on port number? 5000
? Initial flask url (e.g. /hello or /hello-vue) to display? / hello
? Choose from misc options (Press <space> to select, <a> to toggle all, <i> to invert selection)
❯◉ Electron logging
◯ Print current working directory on startup
◯ Print node and electron versions on starrtup
◉ Fully quit on Mac on exit (without needing CMD-Q)
◉ Open Electron/Chrome DevTools in final app

Example of generated app:

app running

Dedent for Dart

Dedent - Remove any common leading whitespace from every line in text. Ported from Python.

Relationship Manager

A lightweight Object Database (no SQL used) class for Python 3

Image Presenter

An image presentation tool, where you can click and zoom into various parts of a single image.

Relevant text notes associated with each sub-area would appear when zoomed in. Arrow keys/buttons allow you to step through a narrated sequence of zooms, so that you get can be carefully guided through an art image, or diagram.

Two demo prototype versions, using different underlying technologies:

Source code currently unreleased.

Jupyter Notebook Tools

A way of implementing complex calculators incl. scrolling text area UI widgets within Jupyter & Colaboratory Notebooks.

Scrolling Textareas for Jupyter Notebooks

Scrolling Textareas in a Python Jupyter Notebook, allows building a kind of “Calculator Playground”.

Various Jupyter Notebooks at (private)

Gist of the scrolling textarea technique: (public)

Google Colaboratory

A way of implementing UI scrolling regions within Google Colaboratory Notebooks. Google Colaboratory, or “Colab” for short, is a version of Jupyter Notebooks, and allows you to write and execute Python in your browser.

This Colab project is a simpler version of the scrolling text area idea above, and needs to be fleshed out a little more fully to match the native Jupyter notebook functionality above.


Last modified January 2, 2023: made separate pages for web apps (1ce4952)