Minimal working example for XYZ project
I create a GitHub organization called minimal-xyz, I think it would be useful:
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Having been learning and working as a programmer for years, I again and again saw new frameworks or libraries providing long long docs saying how people can use it. But somehow as I tried, it does not work as I thought. It’s always difficult to start the first step before knowing what the ground is like.
I think providing minimal working examples with very few dependencies would help. Beginners may copy the standalone examples to his/her own computer, with a few steps, the examples just works. Then they can move forward or step back for a while, they always know how to return to a safe place.
Meanwhile there are also many existing toolkits doing that very well. We may collect them with a list:
Hope this idea helps!