Javascript Reference/Documentation

Apr 28, 2011

JavaScript Reference

I am pretty sure I missed the boat with this one but I feel like I should do my bit to contribute to the worthy cause of getting some decent Javascript documentation at the top of relevant google searches.

The basic problem seems to be that some of the sites out there occupying the top spots have been there for so long and have built up such a reputation for google that they aren’t going anywhere soon. Even though, their content is often dated, or sometimes incorrect. The much better Javascript documentation put together by the guys at Mozilla might be much better but unless developers can find it, it is pretty much useless.

Here is what the Promote JS people have to say about it…

JavaScript (JS) is such a widely used language that you would assume the first hit on google for a search like “JavaScript” would yield something of value, right? Well, unfortunately that is not so and in general JS documentation is hard to find through normal search methods, but we don’t have to let it be that way!! What if every developer helped to promote the most proper and correct JS documentation? Answer: we could change everything! This is your call to action to help bring down bad documentation and promote proper JS documentation and tutorials!

This will be a long and hard battle, and you will have to write blog posts and articles that link back to documentation that you believe is of high value and quality, but by doing so you are helping change things. For a quick win, help out by copying the provided HTML code above and paste it into your website, your blog, your friend’s blog, and be sure to tell your friends why you are doing it – that you believe in better documentation. Also be sure to write a blog post about it AND most importantly link to the documentation for JavaScript String, Function, Array, Object, etc.