A free programming notes for professionals books made and based upon the original Stack Overflow Documentation. Not perfect books, not big Internet guru books, only the re-adapted notes caught from the documentation section of the Stack Overflow community.
Programming Notes for Professionals books. They said
Some months ago, on Hacker News, an interesting link appeared: Programming Notes for Professionals books. A lot of people immediately noted that the content creation and production were fully automated, a sort of a dump of the online documentation, but all think too this was a very nice use of the CC-BY-SA licensed Stack Overflow content.
For the background, Stack Overflow for a period introduced Documentation, a community-curated, example-focused developer documentation, based on the principles of Stack Overflow. In Documentation, examples are the star of the show: anyone can add one, so good topics will eventually have several useful examples, and much like answers on Stack Overflow, the most helpful ones will usually be voted up to be right on top.
In the end, the Documentation project was shut down, here the explanation of why, but, as always, the content contributed by the Stack Overflow community is available under CC-BY-SA license and you can download the entire archive here.
Stack Overflow is by programmers, for programmers, with the ultimate intent of collectively increasing the sum total of good programming knowledge in the world. No matter what programming language you use, or what operating system you call home. Better programming is our goal.
So, you understand why, in any way, the books made from the Stack Overflow documentation and content are a very useful resource for programmers and learners. In my opinion, they are still such a good resource for learning or as a sort of big cheat sheet with examples.
Programming Notes for Professionals books at Goalkicker.com are free books that are compiled from Stack Overflow Documentation, so the content, due to the nature of the community-curated work, is written in examples over examples way, not guaranteed to be correct nor accurate, and released under Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license.