Ultimate programmer's reference - Quickref.org launches

QuickRef.org : AJAX-powered site searches for documentation on Ruby,
CSS, HTML, HTML DOM, Java, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, Perl, and more
languages added all the time. Minimize docs and they show up next time
you visit the site. Instantly access Google search for documents not in
the QuickRef system. Never open 15 tabs or windows again!

If you like it, please digg it:
http://www.digg.com/programming/Ultimate_programmer_s_reference_QuickRef_org_launches

unknown wrote:

QuickRef.org : AJAX-powered site searches for documentation on Ruby,

That site has some issues.

For example: Search for anything, like ‘calendar’. Then click a link.
Minimize that window. Try to hit return after calendar to bring the
results back up. It doesn’t. You have to type something else and
remove it, then hit return again.

Also, you talk about multiple windows being open… How? Every time I
click a new link, it replaces the previous window.

[email protected] wrote:

If you like it, please digg it:

Please, spare me Digg, and spare me having to click through another
site to get to something.

Apparently the site requires JavaScript just to be able to submit a
form. How Web 2.0!

I searched on Ruby Array, and got a nice (faux) dropdown list of Array
methods. Each linked to a Ruby 1.6 reference site.

I love the future.


James B.

“Hackers will be expelled”

  • The Breakfast Club (1985)

On Sep 5, 2006, at 7:40 AM, [email protected] wrote:

QuickRef.org : AJAX-powered site searches for documentation on
Ruby, CSS, HTML, HTML DOM, Java, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, Perl, and
more languages added all the time. Minimize docs and they show up
next time you visit the site. Instantly access Google search for
documents not in the QuickRef system. Never open 15 tabs or windows
again!

I get a better experience from the Ruby QuickRef[1] and ri. For
example:

$ ri -l | grep Assertion
Test::Unit::AssertionFailedError
Test::Unit::Assertions
Test::Unit::Assertions::use_pp=
Test::Unit::Assertions#_wrap_assertion
Test::Unit::Assertions#add_assertion
Test::Unit::Assertions#assert
Test::Unit::Assertions#assert_block
Test::Unit::Assertions#assert_equal
Test::Unit::Assertions#assert_in_delta
[…]

quickref.org has nothing.

[1] http://www.zenspider.com/Languages/Ruby/QuickRef.html


Eric H. - [email protected] - http://blog.segment7.net
This implementation is HODEL-HASH-9600 compliant

http://trackmap.robotcoop.com

Hi Antonio,

My apologies - I’ll admit I’m no Ruby expert. Can you tell me where
the most recent Ruby documentation can be found?

Also, besides Rails, are there any libraries you’d like to see indexed?

Thanks,
Robby

[email protected] wrote:

QuickRef.org : AJAX-powered site searches for documentation on Ruby […]

Hi Robby,

the documentation for Ruby 1.6 won’t be very useful nowdays.

Regards,
Antonio

On Sep 5, 2006, at 2:10 PM, [email protected] wrote:

the most recent Ruby documentation can be found?
Import ri, its all in handy yaml files. Or ruby-doc.org.

Also, besides Rails, are there any libraries you’d like to see
indexed?

The top downloads list on rubyforge is a good place to start.


Eric H. - [email protected] - http://blog.segment7.net
This implementation is HODEL-HASH-9600 compliant

http://trackmap.robotcoop.com

William C. wrote:

unknown wrote:

QuickRef.org : AJAX-powered site searches for documentation on Ruby,

That site has some issues.

For example: Search for anything, like ‘calendar’. Then click a link.
Minimize that window. Try to hit return after calendar to bring the
results back up. It doesn’t. You have to type something else and
remove it, then hit return again.

Also, you talk about multiple windows being open… How? Every time I
click a new link, it replaces the previous window.

Another issue.

If you minimize several windows, bring window A up, then window B,
window A just disappears. So you have to explicitly minimize windows in
order not to lose them. Since I frequently flip between several pages,
this layout does not work for me. It takes a lot longer than just using
my firefox tabs.

Have a look at http://www.gotapi.com/. It supports the documentation of
ruby-doc.org ans api.rails.org, further there is stuff about databases
(postgresql, mysql) XML, XSLT and many other things.

Best regards,
Jan F.

[email protected] wrote:

My apologies - I’ll admit I’m no Ruby expert.

Hi Robby,

no worries :slight_smile:

Can you tell me where
the most recent Ruby documentation can be found?

Ruby Core API (1.8.4): http://www.ruby-doc.org/core/
Ruby Standard Library (1.8.4): http://www.ruby-doc.org/stdlib/

Also, besides Rails, are there any libraries you’d like to see indexed?

Remaining in Rubyland, I’d say Nitro, which is another Web framework
(http://www.nitroproject.org/documentation), and RMagick
(http://www.simplesystems.org/RMagick/doc/index.html), but there are
many nice projects out there.

BTW, I saw that you included MySQL, would it be possible to point to
the DB2 and PostgreSQL docs as well?

Thanks,
Antonio

Hey after a couple quick tests, I think this looks pretty neat.
It wouldn’t be a bad idea to store a user’s preferred languages or at
least ones not to display in a cookie perhaps. For instance, I never
am going to look up php or perl :wink:
.adam