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What are the guidelines for answering programming questions?

 

Thank you for helping your fellow learners by answering their questions about programming. Here are some tips:

  • When possible, guide them to use the documentation (in the documentation tab - see screenshot). If their question could have been answered by consulting the documentation, then we want to make sure that's the first thing they try next time they have a question. For example, you can say: You can find your answer by looking at the documentation and clicking on the square command.

 

  • If they are wondering how to do something and you create a program to show them, please comment that program heavily, so that they can actually understand it. Or, make the program only do 90% of what they want, and encourage them to take it 100% of the way.  

 

Got other tips to add to this? Let us know!

 

Last updated October 24, 2017

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    I think you guys should add more programming language like c, c++, objective c, ruby and java not javascript. So I am wondering when will you put more programming language. Thank you for reading this email