Dave has got to be the king of high-quality cheat sheet designers, most of them created for Web developers. I recently discovered that due to pressure from the “fine” folks at Jack Daniel’s, he was forced to take down the ilovejackdanieals.com domain—although they kindly agreed to redirect requests to his new domain, at least temporarily.
While in the process of updating my database so the links don’t eventually go stale on me, I got to thinking. Why not post a list of the best developer cheat sheets out there? If I overlooked any, by all means drop me a comment. Of course Dave is well-represented, but he certainly doesn’t cover every topic. You can also make suggestions and vote on ones that are in the works at his blog.
The reverse is also true. Dave has cheat sheets I don’t list. Why? Because I’m not terribly interested in ASP or World of Warcraft, for example. I personally think cheat sheets are handy: stick ’em on your office wall then you don’t have to reach for and thumb through that reference book, or get lost in a sea of unrelated Google search results. And although Dave isn’t the only person offering these resources, most of them come in one or more image formats (PNG, sometimes SVG) or PDF. Most cheat sheets are designed for printing, and many are in landscape format.
- HTML Character Entities
- Regular Expressions
- Ruby on Rails
G. Scott Olson
I’m sure I’m missing some. Anyway, enjoy.