Announcing the DuckDuckHack forum
Over the past few weeks, we've been working with several volunteers from the community to understand the requirements and best practices for developing high quality Instant Answers.
- Usage data and metrics are critical to developing and improving Instant Answers, which must be provided by staff at present.
- Focusing in a single topic area allows staff and contributors to work much closer together and make faster progress.
- The community needs a new place to plan development and discuss ideas.
On this forum, we're providing new insight into technical queries in these five languages, posting Instant Answer performance data and analysis, and hosting discussions on how to create and refine Instant Answers, fill gaps in our coverage, and find the best sources to improve results.
Join us in making DuckDuckGo the best search engine for programmers by getting involved with the languages you know best! We'll be expanding into more programming languages soon but there's already a lot of interesting code to be written, many queries and categories of technical queries to analyze, and plenty of opportunities to make Instant Answers better than ever. Know the best sites for these languages, or interesting online tools that should be integrated into the search engine?
Choose your language in this Programming Mission Overview post.
Special thanks to bfmags, coffeecola, gabriell, gaulrobe, GuiltyDolphin, hchienjo, jaronoff97, jussi, manrajsingh, mcoppola, pjhampton, preemeijer, sahildua2305 for all their help and feedback in our new approach to working with developers. We hope you'll join them in the forum!