With the rewrite of ColdSpring , a whole load of documentation also needed to be ported, and in some cases, actually written for the first time, for existing functionality as well as new functionality.
Unfortunately it became a real sticking point with getting a release of ColdSpring 2 out of the door.
While the documentation isn’t quite complete, there is enough there to get people started, and it can be fleshed out on a case by case basis.
That being said – to help make the documentation complete as quickly as possible, there is now a competition to win a copy of ColdFusion Builder, and the way to enter is to write documentation for ColdSpring 2.
The rules are very simple:
- To enter, you have to write a page of documentation for ColdSpring 2.
- You can write multiple pages, for more chances to win.
- Entries can be submitted directly to the Trac Wiki, in Word or OpenOffice format and emailed to me directly (email below), or to the ColdSpring Google Group.
- Some pages are easier than others, so best to get in early (some are just ports/extensions from the existing documentation).
- Possible pages are the pages that are empty on the Wiki (unless you come up with some new section that is deemed to be an missing item).
- A documentation page must be approved on completion to be an entry (i.e. no 2 line entries, etc trying to game the system).
- The competition closes on the 31st of November (Australia time!), and the winner will be randomly selected from the entries, and a copy of ColdFusion Builder will be sent to the winner!
To make this more enticing, and also a whole lot easier, I’m offering each person who wants to enter my Skype and IM details.
Gtalk & MSN: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m happy to have a 10-15 minute voice chat with potential entrants explaining a feature if they are new to it and/or guiding them in what I had in mind for the documentation page, and give whatever other advice they need via IM and email to help them complete their documentation page.
So not only is this a chance to help out the ColdSpring and ColdFusion community, it’s a chance to win FREE copy of ColdFusion Builder, and also it’s a great opportunity to pick my brain on ColdSpring 2 (which should hopefully be worth something as well :) ).