Articles on Programming Guide strive to…
- …put examples up front
- …be of highest possible quality
- …be concise and to the point
- …the reader should not have to look further in the search results
- …the reader should as quickly as possible be unblocked and be able to switch back to his/her IDE and continue programming
Currently serving 390 articles on Java, Go and algorithms.
Back in the days there was a popular site called Example Depot. It was a great resource for ready-to-use code 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 online resource for programmers. 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 what you'd like it to 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.
Programming.Guide site is an effort to cover the nische that Example Depot once did. The ambition is to provide high quality articles on the subject of programming. Quality and examples up front is the mantra. Initially the focus is on Java and Go fundamentals since that's the domain of expertise of the current authors.