About this project
This project is a continuation of Stack Overflow Documentation, which ended in August 2017.
The intent is to preserve that work and improve upon it.
Guiding principles behind Essential Books
- driven by examples
- not limited in size like a traditinal book
- articles are cross-linked
- search friendly
Driven by examples
Not limited in size
A traditional book is limited by physical size, number of pages. This limits how much information it can have.
We don't have such constraints so there's no limit to how much useful information we can add.
Documenting popular libraries, adding step-by-step tutorials for specific tasks. Everything is in scope.
A search bar at the top allows quick navigation to a topic of interest.
Instead of scanning table of contents, you can type the topic you're interested in.
Want to learn about strings? Type "string" in search.
We search titles of chapters and articles.
We also add most likely synonims user might use to look for a given topic for example "oop" will find "Object-oriented programming".