GreenArrow's Documentation Site—Now With Unified Search & No Bacon?!
We're happy to announce — docs.drh.net!
Our new software documentation site is the culmination of months of brainstorming, development, organization, conversion, documentation review, excessive coffee consumption - and yes, bacon. (The GreenArrow "old-timers" will know that "bacon" was the password to our old documentation site. See the sidebar.)
Some geeky nostalgia here...
Our original outward facing documentation used MediaWiki (and later Confluence). We wanted to make it at least a little more difficult for attackers to access our site, so we decided to require a password.
In homage to the little restaurant down the street from DRH Internet that serves amazing barbecue bacon cheeseburgers, we decided on the password bacon. The bacon password lived on from 2011 to 2016, and was only removed when we transitioned our Confluence hosted documentation over to docs.drh.net. Farewell, bacon!
Among the things that gave us inspiration during this process are the documentation sites we use on a regular basis. For example, we use PostgreSQL pretty heavily here at DRH and find their online manual to be fantastic in terms of content and organization. We also like the way they made looking at the same documentation for different versions of their software easy. Inspired, we set out to make our new docs site intuitive, well organized, and easy to use.
Docs.drh.net breaks it down for you into four categories:
- Our Transactional and Marketing MTA - GreenArrow Engine
- Our Marketing Studio and Mailing List Manger - GreenArrow Studio
- Our Inbox Monitoring and Email Rendering Service - GreenArrow Monitor
- Deliverability Resource Guides - Documentation Written by our Deliverability Consulting Team
Be sure to check out some of my favorite sections:
Our documentation is now generated using some in-house software, so we no longer need the "bacon" password. But some of us will always remember fondly the years of bacon-powered documentation. Mmmmmm…bacon.
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