I’m in the process of writting a few articles regarding general software
development for work (const correctness, unit testing, templates etc.),
and most of them would be suitable for inclusion on web sites as they
are generic enough not to give away ‘company secrets’…
My question is, where should they go?
I’d like to post them on the Wiki, as that seems a suitable place for
them to go, but to be honest the Wiki looks badly under-used, and I
don’t want to write something that never get’s read or is looked at one
or two times.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of the DevMaster wiki (and I’ve
contributed many times in the past), but as an outlet for my work (and
as a tool for developers looking to improve their ability) it doesn’t
seem to be doing it’s job (hummm, this started as a question, but now
seems like a rant about the wiki - sorry about that).
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What’s wrong with posting them on your site? You can also give Dev
Master a copy and they’ll post it under the articles section. If you
want your article seen though, it’s best to post it everywhere. Although
many here would think you a cutthroat for doing so =)
Actually, posting it on the wiki isn’t a bad idea. We could add a link
to it in articles section like any other article we have, and so it will
show up on the main page. Also, we can announce it in the news.
Basically, we’ll make sure it gets decent exposure ;) Does this address
I was planning to host it on my website, but if it’s on the site then
the number of people who will read it will be drastically reduced - and
if I’m writing something I would like it to be as useful as possible to
as many people as possible :)
It will take me a few weeks to get everything read (work is extremelly
busy at the moment), but when I finally finish things, the wiki I guess
is the place to go.
Thanks for the suggestion
Make a blog called “Angry Internet-Man” and post it there.
“I was planning to host it on my website, but if it’s on the site then
the number of people who will read it will be drastically reduced”
Post the article on your site and post the URL to a number of link
aggregators like Digg, Reddit, hackernews, etc. And of course, post it
in any forum you are frequenting.
I’d forgotten about SpreeTree. What’s he doing these days?
I still exist, I just generally don’t post of forums now-a-days, though
I do lurk quite often. Most of my writing is done on my
blog, and I generally
moan about the games industry on
Hey who knows, maybe this post will be the start of me posting more
Cool, I’m now following the RSS feed and twitter moaning so I don’t have
to ask that question again. ;)
Best way to do this is to put it up on your blog, and then post in
well-frequented and focused link aggregating sites like dzone. Reddit
and Digg are very popular, and worth a try to see what happens, but IMO
attract legions of idiots who’s game is to bash and be as snarky as
possible for popularity points…
@alphadog I’m pretty sure he made up his mind TWO YEARS AGO!
Oops, I usually look up a couple of posts, but I did not notice the
first post is that old! My bad…