A few weeks ago, I started to work on a project that solves a very specific problem. I wanted to reduce the amount of effort required to change text in an Angular application. I focused on "who" is doing it. TL8 enables ANYONE in your product team, not only developers, to change the texts in an Angular application themselves. The only requirement is that your Angular application uses ngx-translate (https://github.com/ngx-translate/).
I named it TL8. It's free. You can find a quick setup guide here: https://tl8.io
It takes the form of an application that anyone can download in your team. Once downloaded and open, you will see what looks like a standard web browser. And TL8 is, essentially, a web browser. Navigate to the application that you want to modify. If it's set up correctly, you will be able to modify translated text in your application. Once you are done with the changes, you can download the final results: the JSON translation files. You can hand those files over to your developers as is. Done.
With TL8, a few milestones have already been reached:
- ngx-translate's website has a link to tl8.io
- the first user feedback
- a performance issue and ... its fix
- 10 downloads
TL8 is a low hanging fruit. A juicy one. It will save hours of your precious team's time. You should try it.
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