Survey: Doc-Associated Blogs?

Posted by Adam Engebretson on November 18, 2013

Imaging a more interactive documentation, where the community shares articles based on what documentation item they're related to. It's a place where you can read the Laravel documentation, but also what the community has to say about it. This is the idea: a crowdsourced documentation.

This post is intended to gain insight on how the community feels about the idea, so please share your thoughts in the comments below. But first, let's look at how it will work.

First, you approach the documentation as you would any other day, in search for the proper syntax of a particular facade or helper.

Next, you click on said documentation item. This is where the magic happens. Right next to the documentation, a collection of articles, blog posts, tutorials, videos, etc., appear, all of which are related to that section of the documentation. Click to view!

Have something to contribute? Find the documentation item that pertains to your blog article, click it, and submit your article. It will be shared with those who are browsing the same page in the documentation.

So what's next? I need to know if this is something that the community would appreciate, contribute to, and/or benefit from. Please share your thoughts in the comments, and let's see where this goes. I do have a working prototype, but I'm not quite ready to share it with the public.