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From "Michael Brooks (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-677) Docs/Getting Started Guides
Date Thu, 10 May 2012 21:48:48 GMT


Michael Brooks commented on CB-677:

This is an extremely broad topic.

I agree, there is plenty of improvement to be done on the _Getting Started_ guides. I like
the idea of _"next steps."_ For sometime, I've been wanting to move towards a series format,
where each guide offers the _"next step."_ I think the [Slicehost articles|]
has nailed this down.

The _"what next"_ content is a touchy subject.

Apache Cordova *enables* mobile web apps to be first-class apps, but we *don't dictate* how
to write the app. There's a large, strong, and friendly mobile web community that we can tap
into, so we shouldn't burden ourselves with excess work. I do think there is room for Apache
Cordova distributions (e.g. PhoneGap) to create an article database on tightly integrating
Apache Cordova with existing mobile libraries / best practices.

So in summary, I think we should document Apache Cordova features but hand app development
off to the mobile web community and Apache Cordova distributions. Perhaps we could have a
guide on _"App Development Resources"_ that links to high quality resources?
> Docs/Getting Started Guides
> ---------------------------
>                 Key: CB-677
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Docs
>    Affects Versions: Master
>            Reporter: Andrew Trice
>            Assignee: Michael Brooks
>             Fix For: Master
> I have gotten a lot of feedback from Adobe customers and developers at conferences on
this... In general, the getting started guides are great at getting people's environments
configured, but many end up wondering "what do I do next".  It would be great to have docs/guidance
on "next steps", including strategies to make your apps feel more like "apps" and less like
"the web", performance optimizations, and possibly case studies on how showcase apps were
created.  This JIRA issue is intended for tracking purposes.

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