I failed to notice when my (limited) programming expertise became so crowded:
- my local utilities at home and network crawlers at work are in AutoIt;
- Saturday programming courses are heavy on C++;
- and most of these have regular expressions plugs.
From time to time my brain short-circuits trying to figure out “and in this language?” Cheat sheets are great tool to clear my head and focus on specific task and language.
What they do
Cheat sheets are thorough but minimalistic lists of core things on specific topic. In case of programming they usually include most used functions as well as tiny code snippets for common tasks. They are designed to be printed but most can be used as electronic reference (or even wallpaper).
Good sheet must have:
- precise selection of information;
- distinctive blocks for easy navigation;
- design that maximizes readability.
Cheat sheets from Added Bytes
Added Bytes offer quality selection of cheat sheets. Most are web-programming related but some are not (World of Warcraft one makes me chuckle every time). Every sheet is provided in PDF (single A4 page) and PNG formats. Some have links to third party translations and extra formats.
There are long pauses between releases but they are maintained with plenty of sheets in version two. Site offers to vote on suggestions for new cheat sheets as well (no schedule or promises).
Cheat sheets http://www.addedbytes.com/cheat-sheets/
Cheat sheets RSS http://www.addedbytes.com/cheat-sheets/rss/
Do you use cheat sheets? What is your favorite source of those?