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Pieces for Developers™ Recap: Website Redesign, 10,000+ Installs and more 👀

Every November, we gather the entire Pieces team from across the globe and take a week to work on passion projects that have been put aside during the rest of our hectic year. We had loads of fun spending time together and blew past our goals — you’ll be seeing what we worked on in the weeks and months to come!

In between laying groundwork and building steam for future features, we published 22 articles, pushed 2 releases and hit several milestones that we’ve been working toward for months. Read all about what we’ve been up to in November.

Milestones of the Month

  1. More than 10,000 developers have installed Pieces for JetBrains 🎊
  2. We reached 175 Medium followers đź“°
  3. We shipped 9 new features through 2 product releases
  4. We had 935 readers on our blog last month

Features of the Month

Website Redesign

This month, our talented Design team officially launched a redesigned website that helps visitors learn more about Pieces and how it can improve their workflow— plus, it’s really beautiful. Check out the team’s hard work and let us know what you think of the new look!

10x’ed Snippet Discovery™ in the Pieces Desktop App

We love Snippet Discovery— inputting a file and receiving useful snippets helps developers save time, increase efficiency and write more standardized code. With this release, Snippet Discovery received a 10x upgrade that increases the fidelity of the snippets we discover for you. Tap the “+” button and select “Snippet Discovery” to give it a try, or read more in the release notes.

Introducing Snippet Discovery in the Web Extensions

This month, we launched Snippet Discovery for the web in our Web Extensions. From the popover menu, you can view and save snippets from up to the last five webpages you’ve visited. With one click, the snippet and its context are saved to Pieces— and you don’t have to backtrack or scroll up and down a page. Read more in the release notes; then go try it out!

Content Partners of the Month

On his channel Flattered with Flutter, Aseem Wangoo publishes in-depth, technical video tutorials on a variety of Flutter-related topics. Check out his most recent video about using FFIGen in the latest version of Dart or its accompanying article, published on our blog.

Choosing the right language or framework for your next project can be really fun, but it can also be really challenging to figure out which one will best suit your needs. Goodness Woke explains the pros and cons of many different languages and frameworks so that you can easily pick the right one for you. If you’re developing a dynamic site, read Goodness’s breakdown of the best Jamstack frameworks. Or, investigate when you might use Python or Golang and why they’re each suited for different uses.

Are you interested in developing on the blockchain? Check out Sage Osoro’s step-by-step explanation of how to use structs and enums in Solidity, a language often used to create smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain.

Pieces Power Tip

Are you taking full advantage of our auto-magical snippet enrichment? Check out the Information View in the Pieces desktop app to manage your tags, descriptions, related links, related people and sensitive information, and to view a snippet’s origin and when it was created.

You can access the Information View by hitting [CTRL+I] or by clicking the sparkles ✨ in the lower right-hand corner of the app.

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