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.

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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.

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robby.walker@gmail.com wrote:

If you like it, please digg it:

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James Britt

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Hi Robby,

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

Regards,
Antonio

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robby.walker@gmail.com wrote:

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

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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

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On Sep 5, 2006, at 7:40 AM, robby.walker@gmail.com 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!

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Eric Hodel - drbrain@segment7.net - http://blog.segment7.net
This implementation is HODEL-HASH-9600 compliant

http://trackmap.robotcoop.com

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 Friedrich

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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

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robby.walker@gmail.com 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!

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

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

Antonio Cangiano wrote:

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robby.walker@gmail.com 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
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http://antoniocangiano.com
Zen and the Art of Ruby Programming

William Crawford 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.

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Antonio Cangiano 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.

My apologies - I'll admit I'm no Ruby expert. Can you tell me where
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.

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On Sep 5, 2006, at 2:10 PM, robby.walker@gmail.com wrote:

robby.walker@gmail.com wrote:

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Eric Hodel - drbrain@segment7.net - http://blog.segment7.net
This implementation is HODEL-HASH-9600 compliant

http://trackmap.robotcoop.com

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

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robby.walker@gmail.com wrote:
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