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Introducing our new Developers area

I'm pleased to announce we're finally ready to open our new Developers area. The aim of this project has been to improve our existing developer documentation by building a central place to contain it, as well as update and expand the content available.

As of today, we have the regular documentation and REST API documentation ready to use. Over the coming weeks and months, we'll be expanding what's available further, going into more detail about the tools available within the framework. We've also started work on comprehensive Getting Started guides, that will walk you through simple developer projects from start to finish - these will be available soon, once they're complete.

If there's a particular aspect of IPS4 development that you don't feel is adequately catered for right now, please let us know! This will help us direct our efforts to the most useful places.

Enjoy!

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Application classes
Classname structure: \IPS\app\Namespace\Class (note that the application key is lowercase, but the parts after are PascalCase)
Location on disk: applications/app/system/Namespace/Class.php

in the autoloading section, unless you changed it or you can use one or the other, should it be 

applications/app/source/Namespace/Class.php?

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22 minutes ago, CodingJungle said:

Application classes
Classname structure: \IPS\app\Namespace\Class (note that the application key is lowercase, but the parts after are PascalCase)
Location on disk: applications/app/system/Namespace/Class.php

in the autoloading section, unless you changed it or you can use one or the other, should it be 

applications/app/source/Namespace/Class.php?

Fixed.

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1 hour ago, HeadStand said:

Nice start. :)

One major area missing is documentation for JavaScript. The JS is one area that you (or at least I) can't easily figure out just by reading the code. 

It would also be nice if developers could comment on the documentation.

We do have the Javascript docs in the guide section right now, but I think you're right - they'd now make more sense in the Developers area. I'll plan to move those across soon.

For commenting, we considered it, but in reviewing the old docs, the vast majority of comments were people asking for help and that isn't what we want to happen inside the docs - people should go to the forum for that. If any developer has any suggestion or correction to make (or even wants to contribute a whole guide), just get in touch with me and I'm happy to work with you on it, and provide attribution of course.

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