Drentsoft code chat is a Java chat client/server pair
IM clients like Google Talk, MSN, Skype etc don't typically preserve tabs, extra spaces etc in transmission, something that's critical for code readability. I've designed Drentsoft Code Chat specifically for discussing coding issues so these characters are always transmitted as they were intended. This is also good for complex ascii art emoticons :).
Currently all users are connected to one giant chat, as such there could be a lot of noise and obviously everyone can see your fancy code so no NDA-needing proprietary code is to be discussed within, this is a "service" (in the loosest possible sense of the word) for people wanting to learn and help each other with coding.
Drentsoft Code Chat is provided as-is. Use at your own risk!
Drentsoft Code Chat runs on a testing/development server (on a Raspberry Pi) and was developed by me to be run whenever discussing code, as such the server only runs as long as the server stays up. The testing server runs pretty much 24/7 but it does need frequent reboots so there may be periods of downtime. If you find the website working but can't access the server from the client you can manually start the server above.
Please download the Java Chat Client
Currently no data is stored about the user whatsoever. The server spews out IP addresses and usernames but that gets flushed every time the chat server is restarted.
You take responsibility for your own content and agree that you won't use the client/server to transmit sensitive or abusive messages and understand that any other user could save their own personal log and potentially steal your proprietary code if you choose to transmit it through the client/server.