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Where do Application Developers Go for information

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samuraitux
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Hey Guys, I am wondering where to developers go when they need information on how to implement something. I have looked at RFCs and if that is where they go then how do they decipher what they need?

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tarbo
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Your question is a bit too vague for me to answer. Is there anything in specific you are trying to implement?

The RFCs are somewhat dry because of their technical nature, but they're not usually meant to be read front-to-back: they are the final work of reference for any public standard you'd wish to implement. Reading them fluently is something of a discipline on its own.

You may have some luck in simply searching on the name of the technology and "tutorial" or similar.

samuraitux
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Thanks that pretty much summed it up. The biggest thing I am trying to implement is an IRC client for my new android phone. When looking through the RFC I kind of got lost. So I though their must be another way that developers get information on how to implement a standard into their project.

I am also stubborn in that I wanted to try and do this on my own with out looking at someone else's project.

gamillahsol
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I like to use this new tool called "Google". You can find it at http://www.google.com

samuraitux
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Why would you post something like that especially. Yes google is a great tool but it is not the end all be all. Which as stated I know the rfc is one place but I find it difficult to read some times