Alex

Catch insensitive, inconsiderate writing

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#2 Product of the DaySeptember 13, 2015

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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Very clever. It's open source and also integrates with Slack, Sublime, Atom, and Gulp. Here's how it works in Atom:
TitusMaker@wooorm · Developer
@rrhoover Thanks for the kind words
tom meagher@tomfme · now is good.
TitusMaker@wooorm · Developer
@thomasmeagher Yup: http://alexjs.com/#importance-of... That’s one of the inspirations for why I created it!
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@thomasmeagher 😊it would be useful if Alex could craw an entire site or git repo.
TitusMaker@wooorm · Developer
@rrhoover You should be able to run alex over a complete repo using: https://github.com/wooorm/alex/i.... They ran it over several HoodieHQ repo’s and got some nice catches!
Daniel Li@d4nyll · Fullstack JavaScript Developer
This is great for men who end up offending their partners but don't know why.
Tam Pham@mrtampham · Community at Mixergy
jack rometty@rometty_ · student
the homepage design is very impressive. this is going to be a permanent Atom package for me! :)
TitusMaker@wooorm · Developer
@rometty_ Cool!
Irving Torres@irvingtorresyc · Freelance Designer
A tool to be more PC? Although not my cup of tea, I do see this getting a ton of traction in our day and age. Well done.
Jen LooperHunter@jenlooper · Founder, LadeezFirstMedia
@irvingtorresyc some folks are worried about censorship and 'being PC' but really it's a question of kindness, politeness, and inclusiveness, I believe, to be a little careful about using non-gendered, non-offensive speech. I appreciate @rrhoover 's sensitivity towards the issue, per the Medium article, and am happy I stumbled upon this tool and posted it! Inclusive speech really makes a big difference to the minorities in the (sometimes hostile) tech space. My only concern, @wooorm, is the use of 'their' to indicate the third person singular. I would use 'him or her' or even 's/he' (or maybe just retool the sentence), just to be a little more grammatically correct. What do you think? Again, thanks for Alex!
TitusMaker@wooorm · Developer
@jenlooper I understand the controversy re singular `their`. A lot of people learn it’s bad practise in school, but in fact Shakespear, Hemingway, &c used it too. And, quite important, more people seem to favour the word. Some more info on Alex’s GitHub: https://github.com/wooorm/alex/i...
Tyler Hayes@thetylerhayes · Bebo
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