Read the Docs, Faster

by Anthony Colangelo

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  1. You should take a look at devdocs.io then. I have it running on our local servers, serving everyone here through a browser.
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  2. @Gustavo nice resource! Bookmarked.
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  3. This is freakin’ magic. Thanks for sharing! I’m in the middle of a project with several frameworks, languages, etc., all of which have Dash docs available. I wish I knew about this long ago (or at least whenever it came out).
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  4. This is fantastic. Looks like I’ll have to pick up the power pack for Alfred soon. @Gustavo, devdocs.io is also a great resource. Thanks for posting that.
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  5. I’ve been loving the Alfred + Dash combo as well. Makes looking up details a breeze! If you’re a Sublime Text user, there’s also an excellent Dash integration plugin called DashDoc: hit ctrl-h (or whatever shortcut key) in Sublime and Dash will look up the reference for the programming function or keyword currently under your cursor. It’s smart enough to limit the search based on your document’s specified language, too, so it doesn’t get confused when looking up something generic like ‘echo’. Probably can’t get much simpler than that…!
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  6. One important thing about Dash is that it automatically downloads and installs the latest documentations. This means that the documents that are being referenced is always up to date!
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  7. Thanks for the great post. A good complement to docs are usage examples. I’d like to share Sourcegraph (sourcegraph.com), a site I helped make that shows usage examples for functions and modules in open-source code. I use it every day and hope you find it useful, too!
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  8. Nice, is there also Spotlight integration? (I’m not too much into Alfred ;)
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  9. Neat! Anyone know a Windows equivalent?
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  10. Thanks for sharing.. The docs collection in the library is fantastic for me… this will significantly speed up my development workflow, especially when I’m on the slow internet
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  11. I really wish that the site had two things: A reason to get the paid version ( or at least explain why there is a download AND a purchase link—do I need to download the software and purchase a license? is the download a free trial? ), and a list of OS-es next to or near the download button. If it only supports OSX, that’s fine, but at least put a little icon next to the download button. The Steam online store does this pretty well—it has icons next to the purchase link that let you know what platforms the software works on.
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  12. Protip: change the keyword from “dash” to “.” in the Alfred workflow. Not only is it much shorter than spelling out “dash”, but you get the added bonus of getting an immediately usable Google search result if you enter “. someFunction” and Dash doesn’t cover it!
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