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Prototype Developer Day • Contributing to Docs, etc.

Prototype Developer Day • Contributing to Docs, etc.

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Christophe Porteneuve

September 29, 2008
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  2. It’s a new start for the Prototype community!

  3. Agenda • Just now • Welcome address • 8:30-9:30 •

    Contributing docs • 9:50-10:30 • Contributing code and docs • 10:30-11:15 • The Ecosystem • 11:30-1:00 • Extended Q&A • Thomas Fuchs will join us through video • …and let’s hope Sam can get away from 37signals quarterly get-together long enough to attend, too!
  4. Contributing docs

  5. Current state of the online docs • http://prototypejs.org/api/ • 95%

    up to date on 1.6.0.2 • Needs more examples • Needs more diverse backend examples • PHP, Rails, Java EE (Servlets, JSP, JSF…), ASP.NET… • Needs a great Getting Started (set of) resource(s) • Needs cross-links between API and tutorial stuff
  6. As for offline doc… • Community members maintain offline exports

    of the online API reference (hats off!) • PDF, CHM, etc. • A few books, 2 of which are recent and up to date
  7. Have a break! 9:30 → 9:45

  8. Remarks by Kevin Hoyt, Adobe

  9. Contributing code

  10. The ecosystem

  11. The interface between the code and you • http://groups.google.com/group/prototype-scriptaculous •

    Forget rubyonrails-spinoffs • Special thanks to T.J. Crowder for this • The IRC channels • The official website • Scripteka • GitHub • LightHouse
  12. Choice bits about performance

  13. Have a break before Q&A! 11:15 → 11:30

  14. And now, 90 minutes of Q&A …with Thomas and Sam!

  15. Takeaway points • We’re committed to • Engaging the community

    more • Get better, richer, more diverse docs out there • Federate the ecosystem into a coherent whole (API reference, tutorials, blogs, plugin repository, etc.) • Get a great 1.6.1 out very soon • Keep cranking on really strong ideas for 2.0 after that
  16. Thank you all very much for coming!