DEVOPEDIA.ORG

for developers. by developers.

Devopedia is an ...

open community platform
  for developers by developers
  to explain technology in a
  simple, clear and unopinionated way.

Aren't folks already doing this?

Webopedia

Wikipedia

Planet Source Code

finding Dulcinea

Reference.com

dev.to()

GeeksforGeeks

Hashnode

HackerEarth

StackOverflow

Quora

Code Project

StackShare

What Others Are Doing

  • Blogs: dev.to(), Hashnode, Code Project, CodeGeekz
  • Social sharing: Hashnode
  • Q & A: StackOverflow, Quora, Hashnode, Code Project
  • Curated content: Reference.com, finding Dulcinea, Webopedia, GeeksforGeeks
  • Crowdsourced content: Wikipedia
  • Code focus: HackerEarth, Planet Source Code, GeeksforGeeks, Code Project
  • Others: StackShare, CodeMentor, DB-Engines

Devopedia is not ...

a MOOC platform

a code sharing site

a technical glossary

a social networking site

a directory

a blogging platform

a discussion forum

Where Devopedia fits

Our approach

simple and clear

explanations

a quick

summary

distraction-free

design

user-editable

content

user-friendly

design

not detailed

or verbose

crowdsourced

consistent

structure

Wikipedia

  • Policies & guidelines
  • No limit on content length
  • "The sum of all human knowledge"
    -- Jimmy Wales
  • Biographies allowed
  • Anyone can contribute
  • Complex editing syntax
  • Flexible content structure
  • Low on design and UI

Devopedia

  • Only guidelines
  • Strict limits on content length
  • To be concise and clear, not comprehensive
  • Focused on developers
  • No personal biographies
  • Must login to contribute
  • Markdown + preview
  • Fixed content structure
  • High on design and UI

Adapted from Wikipedia

Core Content Policies

  • Neutral point of view
  • No original research
  • Verifiability

 

Compatible Licensing

  • CC-BY-SA 4.0 (non-code)
  • MIT License (code)

 

No Ads

User Roles

  • Visitors cannot edit content
  • To edit, must have an account
  • All authors are also editors
  • Publishers are nominated

Article Life Cycle

Article Tags

  1. Web
  2. Mobile
  3. Embedded
  4. Design
  5. Languages
  6. Tools
  7. Data
  8. Algorithms
  9. Networking
  10. Security
  11. Testing
  12. System

12 primary tags

+

Arbitrary secondary tags

= Multiple tags per article

Bangalore Meetup

Collaborative Learning

@ https://www.meetup.com/Devopedia/

Each meetup will have a theme

Intro

Talk

Online

Research

Document Online

Present to Others

Research Approach

  • Search engine: Google
  • Secondary sources: Wikipedia, tech blogs, news, videos ...
  • Primary sources: research papers, books, official docs ...

 

 

Identify questions

Answer them

Write Summary

Write Milestones

The Trouble With Developers

  • Developers are too busy coding
  • Developers don't like writing
  • Developers are opinionated
  • Developers just want to get things done

But not all developers are like this

The Road Ahead

  • Campaign for donations
  • Create awareness
  • Create regional working groups
  • Form core group
  • Nominate moderators
  • Registered as Devopedia Foundation

If you can't explain it simply,

you don't understand it well enough.

-- Albert Einstein

Devopedia Introduction

By Arvind Padmanabhan

Devopedia Introduction

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