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September 21, 2006 6:59 AM   Subscribe

Web programmers take note, gotAPI is an excellent collection of searchable programming references wrapped up into a customizable interface.
posted by Roger Dodger (17 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's fantastic!
posted by empath at 7:05 AM on September 21, 2006


Sweet! I wonder if they take suggestions.
posted by mkb at 7:17 AM on September 21, 2006


Very, very good, flagged.

Now let's hope they keep adding the references.
posted by hardcode at 7:17 AM on September 21, 2006


**hug**
posted by randomination at 7:35 AM on September 21, 2006


I love you MeFi.
posted by photodegas at 7:37 AM on September 21, 2006


Sheesh. Another one link FPP. Yanno, this is just so... (opens link) uh.... oh my... Nevermind.
posted by hal9k at 7:52 AM on September 21, 2006


Wow, this is great. This thing can pretty much replace several folders of bookmarks I've been keeping. Thank you!
posted by moss at 8:29 AM on September 21, 2006


This is awesome, I just sent it out to our whole support department. Now if they would just add ASP and ASP.NET it would be perfect!
posted by TungstenChef at 8:30 AM on September 21, 2006


gotNoDotNet

<bitter>
to be honest, I'm pretty sick of being marginalized because I use a non-trendy platform supported by "evil Micro$oft." .NET is a perfectly good platform, and I'd much rather be writing in C# then hacking out spaghetti code in PHP. Have fun with those include files, boys!</bitter>

posted by Afroblanco at 8:36 AM on September 21, 2006


Sounds like someone needs a little Ruby to wash that bitter taste out of his mouth.
posted by ewagoner at 8:44 AM on September 21, 2006


Don't get me wrong - I like Ruby on Rails. Learning it right now, in fact. Outside of having the ugliest syntax this side of Perl, I think it's a great platform. However, I don't think that it's mature enough for business purposes yet. Until it gets some more support and usage, I'll probably be using it for my side projects and .NET for my worky-type-stuff.

Anyway, all languages are great for something, and ultimately people should use whatever's best for whatever they're doing. I'm just sick of seeing .NET left out.
posted by Afroblanco at 8:51 AM on September 21, 2006


Superb! Capital! Wunderbar!!

(Thanks for this.)
posted by Skygazer at 9:01 AM on September 21, 2006


Woo!
posted by sciurus at 9:15 AM on September 21, 2006


Yes, this is a great site. thanks.

This is awesome, I just sent it out to our whole support department. Now if they would just add ASP and ASP.NET it would be perfect!

Now, if they would just remove ASP & Visual Basic from the face of the earth, the Web would be perfect! (VB - ack! ptoo! :) )

I'm using Java and C# (ASP.NET), and I like'em both. dot.NET is OK by me. Rails is a great platform in a second-string language (but I hate languages that use whitespace instead of braces anyways). I think the web programming future on the enterprise side is something equivalent to "Java on Rails" - an efficient platform in a more robust language.
posted by Artful Codger at 11:05 AM on September 21, 2006


Now, if they would just remove ASP & Visual Basic from the face of the earth, the Web would be perfect! (VB - ack! ptoo! :) )

Oh believe me, I agree completely. Too bad we can't choose what we have to support. :-(
posted by TungstenChef at 11:56 AM on September 21, 2006


Too bad we can't choose what we have to support.

I feel your pain. We have a legacy codebase in ASP/VBScript that needs to be maintained for the time being. Any time we want to change anything, we've got to hack through this dense forest of include files. However, this sort of thing is par for the course in far too many languages.

In the late 60's, Djikstra wrote, "GOTO Statement Considered Harmful." Somebody today should write "Include File Considered Harmful."
posted by Afroblanco at 12:18 PM on September 21, 2006


"Considered Harmful" essays considered harmful.
posted by kenko at 1:48 PM on September 22, 2006


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