To start the collaboration use CTRL + SHIFT + P
Write `start wire` in that extension loading box.
A new dialog box will open at the top to get the username and then the password
For testing purpose we have created two usernames and passwords
1. Username - email@example.com Password - rootuser
2. Username - firstname.lastname@example.org Password - rootuser
Feel free to use them and give it a try
Wait for the login till you get a dialog box saying 'You have logged in as email@example.com'
Once you get this, you are done! You are collaborating
Note - If you want to collaborate, both the systems must have logged in and also the file name and its extension must be the same
Aplications to this system can be numerous. Few of the applications are listed below:
Real time code collaboration for programmers with their favourite code editor for their comfort
A real time code collaboration team viewer system
For online tutors to share and help other students to debug their code
This can also be used for the purpose of interviews during the technical round to test the students with their coding skills
And many more ...
Currently the extension uses firebase. We plan to convert it to websockets.
To make it more fast and reliable, the local server code hosting feature is to be added. It will also increase code security.
More ideas are invited...
We will be publishing our package on VS Code Extensions Market soon