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Prototype Developer Day • Contributing to Docs, etc.

Prototype Developer Day • Contributing to Docs, etc.

Christophe Porteneuve

September 29, 2008

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  1. 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!
  2. Current state of the online docs • http://prototypejs.org/api/ • 95%

    up to date on • 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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