About this website
Programming.Guide provides concise articles with production-quality code examples written by expert programmers and teachers.
Back in the days there was a popular site called Example Depot. It was a great resource for easy-to-forget boiler plate snippets, conveniently available for copy/paste. It was also straight to the point with example code up front.
The site died and along came Stack Overflow which is now the dominant programming resource. Stack Overflow is great, the founder of Programming.Guide is in fact among the top 100 contributors. But Stack Overflow has its drawbacks. The quality is not as good as it could be, and the best answer is not always found at the top. It’s also entirely problem / solution oriented as opposed to example snippets / “cookbook” oriented as Example Depot was. An attempt to cover this niche was made with Stack Overflow Docs. The philosophy behind SO Docs was good; concise and to-the-point articles with examples-first. It failed to deliver however, and the project was discontinued in August 2017.
The authors of this site attempts to remedy the situation. The ambition is to provide high quality articles on various programming topics. Initially the effort is focused on Java and Go fundamentals since that’s the domain of expertise of the current authors.
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