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We've noticed that reference Fatheads — documentation lookup IAs — tend to have the most coverage, that is they're displayed for a relatively high proportion of programming-related searches. To maintain this momentum, Bruno has created projects and attracted developers for AngularJS (1.x), Angular 2, Bower and ReactJS Fatheads. If there's a another framework or library that you think we need a reference IA for, please let us know!
And now, here are some specific issues we're currently looking for help with...
- CanIUse: Switch to use new Fathead Template Elements
For Fatheads there are new HTML elements available to simplify the display.
- Perl 6 Documentation: Switch to use new Fathead Template Elements
Similar to the issue above, and there are instructions within the description.
The description lists several articles that could be added to improve this Instant Answer.
- ColorCodes: Triggers on any query ending in "color [name]"
This is a good one for all you regular expression experts out there!
Do you ever find yourself using Git and suddenly getting a message you don't understand? Perhaps it's filled with Git terms like "fast-forward", "rebase", "HEAD", and so on. You could search the web of course, but did you know Git has a built in glossary? You don't even have to leave the terminal — just type in this command:
git help glossary
Thankfully the explanations are all written clearly and are easy to understand. Use the spacebar to quickly browse through all the terms, and when you've found the information you're looking for, just press q to go back to the command prompt.
There are actually several built-in Git help commands like this. For the whole list, type:
git help -g
Hopefully this helps you out when you get stuck, and if you have a similar programming tip you'd like to share, please let us know at @duckduckhack.
Have a good weekend everybody!
- The DuckDuckGo Staff