Yesterday, GitHub announced their new “Command Bar”. I am a fan of command lines, and this is an awesome addition for navigating GitHub. I love being able to get more done without pulling my hands away from the keyboard.
You may remember that we’ve added a command line to the Firefox developer tools. It’s currently in beta, slated for release in about 3 weeks.
My reason in bringing this up is that if you want to add keyboard controlled command line goodness to your webapp, you can do so easily. The command line in Firefox is actually a separate open source (BSD-licensed) project called GCLI that you can incorporate into your own webapps!
Fork GCLI on GitHub and let’s see a thousand command lines, um, bloom.