One of the things that open source advocates always claim is that you should give back to the software that has given you so much.
For some, this comes in the form of code, others this comes in the form of bug testing, tracking tickets, writing documentation, or something along the lines thereof.
Preferences change, though.
Last year, I made my first contribution to WordPress Core, which was exciting, and I’m currently working to edit the Plugin Developer Handbook with a group of a developers far more talented than I am (so I’m getting to learn from their work for free ;).
I’ve been working on this off and on since October or November of last year and finally published it to the Codex this morning.
The Standards include the following topics:
- Naming Conventions
- …and more
For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, you also know that I’m a fan of JSLint. Because I view that more as a personal preference, I left it and its associated conventions out of the standards for now.
As I see it, this is purely a 1.0 of the documentation. With such rich possibilities with jQuery and Backbone, I’m sure the documentation could use some revision, so I’d love to see the documentation grow.
Now to refactor all of those old source files ;).
But It’s Not Done!
The truth is, this topic will be something that’s constantly evolving so as much as I’d love to see feedback from you guys, I’d love to see contributions to the articles even more.