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Examples - Examples - Examples!
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I don't know about other people but I am the master of copy, paste and tweak. If I can see a working example of a technique or feature, it really helps me get started down the right path. Fiddles is a nice idea but it destroys my code so why bother? X-Mod kits help but they really don't address the need for instantaneous task related knowledge that developers require to piece together solutions quickly. How do I ____ (fill in the blank) questions.
What we really need is an "examples" portal where various techniques are demonstrated with forms, templates and feeds so that users can see working examples. Right beside each example would be downloadable text files of the code. The code could also be in a pop-up window. I've just invested 15 hours of time working around documentation errors that would have revealed themselves with a working example. Get your community to contribute examples and let your trusted comrades put them up on the server. Make it a contest.
Thanks for creating a great product. Let's make it even better.