About

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 13:31

What we are

This site was set up to become a resource to provide a knowledge base for developers and people who are learning programming or want to know the best way to accomplish a task. Put simply, if you are trying to find examples of how to use a language or application then try searching our site first. If the code you are looking for isn't here then we would love for you to make suggestions, or even become a contributor.

What we are not

#! code is not a link farm! All too often we see sites with fancy designs being set up and pushed out, but which are nothing but links to other sites. They have no content of their own! If we find a piece of code or program that we like then we will write about it in full, giving examples, and then put a link back to the original resource.

Our Philosophy

We don't treat our readers like idiots so we won't explain everything to the last character. The #! code team assume that you have some experience with programming, but if something is not clear or completely wrong then write in and tell us.

All of the code placed onto this site has been tested to the best of our ability and resources so it should work out of the box. If you spot any problems then please let us know! You should be aware the all the code here is "use at your own risk" and we can't take any responsibility for loss of data or server downtime as a result of the code on this site.

Contributions

If you want to write an article for the #! code site then we would be very happy to publish it, we do have a few rules that we would like you to follow.

  • If the article contains code examples and explanations (which they should preferably do) then they must actually work or at least be factually correct.
  • Please don't copy and paste articles from other sites and submit them. We do actually check this.
  • We would also appreciate it if you look at our site to make sure that the article you are writing hasn't already been done. Although you can write a different slant or approach to a problem that we have addressed.

Other than those points it doesn't have to be very long and we will provide you with a link to your own site if the article gets published.

Forum

The #! code forum is intended as a question and answer resource for any programmer who is stuck on a problem, or just wants to talk about programming. If you want to ask a question then the #! code team will try to answer it. As always there is a limit to how much we can help. If you post a link to a site you are working on and say something like "it doesn't work" then we will probably just confirm this fact. The forum is a community effort so anyone can ask or answer a question.

Comments

Everyone is quite welcome to leave any comments that they want to, but we will not approve useless comments with suspect links in them. #! code has several spam filters enabled, which delete a few comments a day. If you want to leave a comment then follow these simple rules.

  • Have something to say, even if it's just a "thanks!"
  • If you spot a problem with the code then please leave a comment as it helps correct any mistakes. This can also help people see common mistakes and solve them in the future.
  • By all means put links in your comments, but don't put links that our spam filters are likely to block. You can link to your favourite adult site if you want, but the chances are that we will just delete the comment. If you say something constructive we will probably delete the link and post the comment.
  • If you type in code in your comment then please enclose it with syntaxhighlighter tags. Of course, you don't have to, but it helps when reading the code.
  • Be constructive! If something doesn't work then saying things like "it doesn't work" are not helpful. Try at least giving some details as to why things don't work. What is it doing that you didn't expect? What have you tried? What are your ultimate goals with the code?

The bottom line is "join in", we would love #! code to become very active, but don't abuse the site.