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Erik Nemesis
Erik Nemesis
13,356 Points

ACE Editor

Hi,

I just register to this website after finishing the courses tree in a similar site, CodeCademy, and I feel disoriented by the lack of a syntax highlighter in the code challenges. Since there is a library, "ace editor", that offers an API to include this in websites, I was wondering if you were planning to do so?

Thanks and great work anyway!

1 Answer

Nick Pettit
STAFF
Nick Pettit
Treehouse Teacher

Hi Elior Boukhobza,

There should already be syntax highlighting in all of our code challenges. Can you provide the link to the code challenge where you're not seeing the coloring and maybe provide a screenshot as well? It could be a bug.

That said, we do have plans to roll out substantial improvements to our code challenge engines in the next few months. We'll have more to discuss soon. :)

Erik Nemesis
Erik Nemesis
13,356 Points

Hi, I took a screenshot from a PHP code challenge:

http://i.imgur.com/sRWeMEg.png

Nick Pettit
Nick Pettit
Treehouse Teacher

Hi Elior Boukhobza,

Oh wow, that is annoying. I thought we had syntax highlighting for every language, but apparently we only have it for some and not others.

I'm pinging Hampton Paulk to see if he knows any more details about projects that are in progress to improve this. He's one of our developers and is familiar with our code challenge engines.