You can now program Sniff entirely in a browser!
After a few year of trying to make the install as easy and as portable as possible, we now have a solution which requires nothing installed on your machine. Just go to http://live.sniff.org.uk, and enter your name to create an account. From there you'll be taken to the online IDE, which is basically the regular Sniffpad IDE but now everything is online.
This isn't intended as a replacement of the regular Sniff implementation - more as a way for you to get started, so it's slightly more limited, but hopefully being able to try stuff out and online will make it an easy way to get started.
To run a program, just press the compile button, and then the run button. Run requires you to enable pop-ups as it runs the program in a new window. Alternatively if a program has been compiled previously a run link will appear in the left sidebar, which doesn't require pop-up permissions.
On the left sidebar you can copy some demo's which are preloaded onto the system, or edit programs you've previously worked on. You can also upload/download code or images. Images can be edited using the paint package, though it is limited to quite small images. Any code you write can load and save files to your account on the server - either text files or image files.
The system can technically compile code for Arduino Uno too, but currently it there's no way to actually execute that code on a board. We're working on that but its a bit tricky!!!
The system is still in its development phase, so expect things to change/break, but hopefully it should make it a lot easier to use Sniff on a wider range of computers.
Check it out at: http://live.sniff.org.uk