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Have you ever noticed that simple act of describing a problem you can't get past to a co-worker will help you solve the problem, even if they don't say a thing?
The Code Consultant Bot is based on a (possibly apocraphal) story of a software company that gave employees a stuffed bear to talk to about problems they run into. The employees would ask their questions to the bear and work though problems on their own without distracting others. It takes that concept one step farther by giving you an AI instead of a stuffed bear. It's like Clippy, but it asks you leading, helpful questions rather than giving you unhelpful concrete suggestions.
If you're lucky, it may even direct you to potential answers on stackoverflow.com
Code Consultant is free to use, the code is available under the Apache Public License, 2.0.
Nothing to download. Send an XMPP/Jabber/GTalk invitation to email@example.com.
For more information, see http://code-consultant.appspot.com
Nathan Voxland (nathan [at] voxland.net)
Code Consultant is written in Java on Gooogle App Engine. If you are interested in the code, contact me via email.