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Using Codebox as a Web-Based Code Editor for Assembla

Posted by adam feber on Wed, Aug 28, 2013

Using Codebox to edit Assembla Git repositories online is really easy with their recent Assembla integration. You and your team members can simply work on a clone of your Assembla repository, test the code and then push back to Assembla. 

1. Sign up for

You can easily sign up and log in with your Assembla account. 

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2. Import a Repository to Work On

Visit the repository settings page of your FriendCode account and select the 'Import' button for the repository you would like to import.

Note: If you already had a login to FriendCode and did not sign up via Assembla, you will have to connect your Assembla account on this page before you can import individual Assembla repositories. 

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After clicking 'Import', a modal will guide you through the import process. You can change the name, the description, and choose to import as a private repository. Note: You must not have any spaces in the name to successfully Fork. 

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3. Edit and Commit

FriendCode will now display the page of your newly imported repository, simply select the branch you want to work on (for exemple “master” or “dev”). You can also create new branches off other base branches.

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FriendCode has now created a full workspace for you to edit that branch : you can open files, edit them, save changes, and commit your changes.

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4. Push to Assembla

When you are ready to push to Assembla, open the left panel and select the deployment solution “Push upstream” which will push your new commits to the original repository on Assembla.

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A logs tab will open to show you the result:

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And you will see the commit in your Assembla repository:

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Happy coding!

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Any chance for SVN support?

posted @ Wednesday, August 28, 2013 11:09 AM by Gabriel R.

@Gabriel FriendCode does not currently support SVN and is currently focusing on Git.

posted @ Wednesday, August 28, 2013 1:17 PM by adam feber

I get an error message when I try to import assembla GIT repos : 
"Sorry! Settings seems to be unavailable ! 
Some data seems to be incorrect : 
Email seems invalid or already used by another user !"

posted @ Thursday, August 29, 2013 3:52 PM by dave

@david if you are still having this issues, try reaching out to at

posted @ Wednesday, September 04, 2013 10:06 AM by adam feber

You need to be able to do more than just work on existing repositories. It looks like you have to go out of to do something as simple as creating a new file. That's not going to fly.

posted @ Wednesday, October 02, 2013 3:25 PM by Jon Nials

@jon you are able to create new files from the web UI. Here is a screenshot showing how:

posted @ Friday, October 04, 2013 11:46 AM by adam feber

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