Monday, October 08, 2012

The web dev world joins hands and helps produce Web Platform Docs (Think "central repository for Web developer documentation")

IEBlog - Web Platform Docs Debuts with Developer Resources

"Today, we are taking another step forward in helping developers achieve the goal of interoperability through same markup. We’re happy to be part of creating Web Platform Docs (WPD), a new W3C hosted community resource for developers and designers who use open Web standards. For developers the Web is about building great experiences with the potential to reach millions of people around the world by writing interoperable sites and applications. We’ve talked many times about the promise of interoperability through the same standards-based markup yielding the same results.

The W3C, Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia and Opera have teamed up to create and seed this new community-driven site whose aim is to become a central repository for Web developer documentation.

  • Clear reference docs that are accurate, complete, and indicate adoption rate.
  • Thoughtful tutorials for existing and new technologies.
  • A sample library that takes into account real-world scenarios.
  • The ability to see—at a glance—which technologies are on a standard track and the stability and implementation status of features


Web Platform - Welcome to Web Platform Docs

Web Platform Docs is a new community-driven site that aims to become a comprehensive and authoritative source for web developer documentation. Even though Web Platform Docs is still in alpha, you can already find lots of valuable content on the site, including information on:

  • How to use features of the open web, with syntax and examples
  • What platforms and devices you can use various technologies on
  • What is the current standardization, stability and implementation status of each technology specification

In the future, Web Platform Docs will include even more content for you to explore such as live code examples, resources for educators and much more. To get there faster, we’d like to invite you to also contribute your knowledge. We hope you will join us!



[Insert Ghostbusters quote here, "Dogs and cats living together..."]

Interesting and cool that so many vendors are behind this. I'd love to see this take off and fulfill it's rather lofty goal. If you're a web dev and wish there was someway you could be part of the community, helping in the building of what looks like a cool repository, here's your chance!

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