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Refcardz Topics: What Should We Cover? (Vote Now)

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DZone needs your help!  We have a lot of Refcard topics on our plate and want to know how to prioritize the topic choices.  What topics would you like to see?  Vote your favorites from the list below.

If you're interested in writing a Refcard, please click here.

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Bill Fly replied on Thu, 2009/02/12 - 4:47pm

How about adding Stripes to the list?

Howard Lewis Ship replied on Thu, 2009/02/12 - 5:00pm

I would love to see a refcard for the GIT version control system as well.

Gary Woodbridge replied on Thu, 2009/02/12 - 5:03pm

Could we add Wicket to the list?

Geertjan Wielenga replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 6:48am

Yes, Wicket would be cool.

Jörg Gottschling replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 7:33am

I voted for cloud computing because I want to see how one could make a quick reference card about it!?

Hantsy Bai replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 7:47am in response to: Geertjan Wielenga

NetBeans has basic Wicket  support from project (。But I dream there is a tool like GUI builder to build Wicket application in NetBeans someday.


Geertjan Wielenga replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 8:16am in response to: Jörg Gottschling


Maybe it would consist of links pointing to things such as this one:

Wei Ling Chen replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 10:05am

Per request, Wicket and Stripes have been added to the list. Thanks for the nice suggestions guys!

And Howard, I'll check it out. :)

Nick Wiedenbrueck replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 11:55am

What about JavaFX?

Raphael Miranda replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 12:05pm

Git, Maven, RegEx, Lucene, all great choices but Grails is a must first. :)

Richard D. Jackson replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 1:25pm

I really like the list and there are quite a few I would love to see. But why not change the list to check boxes and let us pick a few of them verses just one. As I'm sure many of us would love to see more than one of these.



John Smith replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 2:53pm

Yes, I agree - why there are radios instead of checkboxes. I would like to choose  more options - I think that most people use more frameworks and tools than just one from the list.

Wei Ling Chen replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 3:07pm in response to: Richard D. Jackson

Sorry, my poll template is not that fancy yet :(.

Wei Ling Chen replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 3:08pm in response to: Raphael Miranda

Added Grails.

Wei Ling Chen replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 3:09pm in response to: Nick Wiedenbrueck

Added JavaFX, thanks for the suggestion.

Raphael Miranda replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 3:13pm in response to: Wei Ling Chen


Wei Ling Chen replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 3:15pm in response to: Raphael Miranda

LOL, sorry I missed that. Oops! It's fixed now.

Wei Ling Chen replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 3:43pm

Forgot to mention this, but if you're interested in writing a Refcard, please send in a proposal here:

It's fun and rewarding, you should really do it! :)


Trung Nguyenkien replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 9:16pm

How about Erlang?

Jose Luis Monte... replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 9:27pm

Is JMS or JMSQ worth of a RefCard?

Donny A. Wijaya replied on Mon, 2009/02/16 - 10:50pm

I would love to see Bash, Vim, AppleScript in RefCardz... and probably the old DOS batch... I also want to see DZone sell these RefCardz in package so I can get them in local bookstore :D

Cody A_ replied on Tue, 2009/02/17 - 9:02am

I am interested in Terracotta. Would this be a plausible selection to vote for?

Wei Ling Chen replied on Wed, 2009/02/18 - 4:33pm in response to: Cody A_

These are all good suggestions.  Thanks guys, keep them coming!

 I'll definitely take a closer look at them and add them to our next batch of potential refcard topics.

Dean Thrasher replied on Fri, 2009/02/20 - 3:53pm

What about an XPath / XSLT Refcard? I'm always looking up XPath expressions.

Giridharan Rama... replied on Mon, 2009/02/23 - 3:42pm

Now its a world of purely Parellel and multi-site development.. Therefore, refcard on CruiseControl would be really handy for Developers and architects.. Cheers, Giri

Allan Davis replied on Thu, 2009/02/26 - 1:38pm

I would love to see a Python Card. 

Wei Ling Chen replied on Wed, 2009/03/04 - 10:27am

We are looking for authors for Grails, Python, Java Performance and Stripes. If you or someone you know is interested, please have them get in touch. You can email me: or visit here to put in your information:

 Thanks again for the nice suggestions guys! 

Johannes Raggam replied on Fri, 2009/03/06 - 9:21am

i would love to see some python topics.

buildout with zc.buildout

zope3 componente architecture



Norbert Fischer replied on Mon, 2009/03/16 - 6:12am

I woold like to see Scala here! :-)

Thomas Joseph replied on Thu, 2009/03/19 - 1:47am

How about a UML2 Refcard?

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