Excellent programming cheat sheets from AddedBytes.com

addedbytes_icon I failed to notice when my (limited) programming expertise became so crowded:

  • this blog requires XHTML, CSS, PHP and occasional JavaScript;
  • 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).

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Do you use cheat sheets? What is your favorite source of those?

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  • Donace #

    Brilliant find! off to download them all!
  • Rarst #

    @Donace Glad you like them. :) I had refreshed mine with new versions as well and added PHP to the mix. Wish there was C++ one already it is going strong in suggestions.
  • Nihar #

    I love autoit. Just now checked that you have some posts on autoit. Will go through all of them. BTW do you know. Donace has developed a entrecard bot and i have taken it and improved a bit. Do you have gtalk or yahoo id? so that we can talk more. What kind of autoit scripts have you developed?
  • Nihar #

    Again leaving the comment. If you are use gtalk, then take my gmail id from my comment form details