Hello list, Is anyone working on meta-documentation for Rails? At the moment, there's a huge amount of info out there about Rails, but finding anything specific is becoming more and more difficult due to the lack of concrete structure. A Wiki is great for capturing knowledge and sharing it among people who already know enough to use it primarily as a reference, but not for structuring content so that it can be used to learn something from scratch or to broaden your knowledge base in a structured manner. If this explanation isn't clear, imagine you've been using Rails for a while, have just heard about a new (to you) feature (say 'AJAX' or 'Engines') and you want to read up about what the feature is and how to use it so you can add it to what you already know. It's really REALLY tough to do this from Wiki documentaiton. Some sort of indexed meta-document, pointing to various "start here"-type information, Engine sites, 'how to use' info, real-life experiences, useful blogs, white papers, comparisons with Java etc. would be highly useful for those of us who are still learning about how Rails works and what its full capabilities are. I know it's generally possible to track this info down, but it's a real struggle to find specific information quickly at present. I could start such a document, but I'm so far behind the curve that it wouldn't be much use to anyone else for a long time. If anyone already has such a thing up and going, I'd happily contribute to it. Regards Dave M.
on 2006-01-12 07:48