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Jaime López
Jaime López

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Is MDN the best documentation resource for web technologies as a programmer?

I have to say that every time I need to get some information about javascript or html I always search for articles in the MDN (Mozilla Developer Network). I think this is one of the most complete, useful and updated information about any web technology.

What do you think? Is MDN as useful for you as for me? Do you use other resources with more information or better examples or better described or whatever? Do you use it in combination with other resources?

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Austin S. Hemmelgarn

For just documentation? Yes, absolutely.

However, there are two other sites I find myself checking regularly when doing web development (not including documentation sites for specific libraries):

  • Stack Overflow, because sometimes it's significantly easier to figure out what I code I need to write to do something there than via MDN, especially if there's no quick and easy solution.
  • Can I Use?, because I care about making sure my site will work with a minimum of run-time checks for specific features (also, they have links to documentation on almost all of the features they list, which may (does in some cases) include better resources than MDN, especially for some of the more esoteric stuff).
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Jaime López Author

Good point the second one. I didn't know it so I will add to my set of useful tools.

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Jaime López Author

For sure, not only for web technologies but for almost everything Stack Overflow is very useful!!!