How many times have you ever needed to find just one argument of a
method/function/operator or just some word of syntax while working?
For example, in web development, you really need to work with many
programming languages (ruby/python/perl/php/sql…), scripts (js/
as…) and standards (HTML/CSS…). So, it is very hard to remember
The first thing you have to do is to google it or to use the index
of .chm or just Ctrl+F thru some manuals or pages… and as a result
you have a lot of garbage and you need to search again for some useful
sample or description.
On-page.net - is an attempt to reduce the garbage and give to you just
what you really need.
The idea is this: only one page with information blocks. Each block
can describe from one to a few keywords. All the keywords are
marked(indexed) by block creator (No machine index and search! Closer
to Web 3.0). Every visitor can add, modify and/or delete a block, but
all changes will be pre-moderated.
As a result, you have a page where you can find a useful sample or a
description of any keyword or symbol, just by typing it right in your
browser. You don’t even need to use Ctrl+F… and you can navigate
between keyword places via arrows or F3.
Ruby.on-page.net - is just the beginning of new level of online help.
For now it is just a beta version of the engine and for only one
language - Ruby (includes just some scraps from “Programming Ruby”).
Now I am trying to improve the functionality, stability and
performance of the interface. Also, it must work cross-browser and
support many languages and localizations. What I really need now is
your advice and ideas, or any feedback that can help me to make it
better and useful. Try not to concentrate on bugs and errors, but
think about what is good and what is bad…
You can try it right now (for now just in Firefox) -
All your things you can post here, you can mail me ([email protected])
or you can use the feedback form on the site’s page.
Why have I posted here? It’s because Ruby inspired me to make the life