InterSystems Developer Community Welcome Page

Hi!

If you see this page you are in InterSystems Developer Community!

You are very welcome!

This is the place where you can read about and discuss InterSystems products and technologies: Caché, Ensemble, HealthShare, DeepSee, and iKnow. 
 

What type of content can I find here?

We have two types of content on Developer Community(DC): articles and questions. And answers to questions. And videos.

The articles are about the best practices and experience with InterSystems technology and products. Both InterSystems employees and community members post articles. You can find release notes and new features descriptions and the articles regarding experiences and InterSystems technology examples. 

And of course, its a place where you can ask your question and get the answer from the most experienced engineers in InterSystems technology from all over the world. 

Why register?

Register on DC to post articles, ask questions and give answers. Here are the guidelines how to post.

Registered members can vote. Vote if you like an article, a question or an answer.

When should I vote down?
Use your downvotes whenever you encounter an egregiously sloppy, no-effort-expended post, or an answer that is clearly and perhaps dangerously incorrect. 
If you downvote, please consider adding a comment if you think the post can be improved.

See more about votes.

How does the site work?

Posts are divided into Groups and Tags. A group is a large tag and relates either to InterSystems Products, or InterSystems Services, or types of the post. Tags are tags, the things which help to categorize posts. You can subscribe both for tags and groups via email or RSS.

Also, you can subscribe for the members you like to be aware what they post and comment.

On the main page, you can see the feed of posts where the topmost is the either latest posted or the latest commented or answered.

You can use feed filters to see only your groups, tags, the most voted and new filters as well.

Also, we have DC analytics site to check some figures about DC members, posts, answers, etc.

For all the rest see the Developer Community FAQ.

Subscriptions and notifications

Registered members can receive email notifications regarding different actions on Developer Community. Please see this article how to deal with that. 

Also, everyone can subscribe to RSS: for all, groups, tags.

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What else?

If you have any questions about the site, ask in this group or see the FAQ.

We have Twitter to tweet about all the valuable in Developer Community.

And we started the Developer Community video channel. 

Welcome to InterSystems Developer Community!

 

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This is nice documentation.

I am still confused between GROUPS and TAGS, they seem like the same thing.

Also, it would have been nice to have this information and much, much more at the beginning.

I did ask for documentation when DC was just starting but was told it should be intuitive, but it was never that to me.

(at least that was in my memory).

Anyway, the documentation is nice, but should be expanded and available through a shortcut, or is that a tag or group?

You say if I have any more questions, ask in this Group, how do I know what Group I am in? And how do I ask in a Group?

Thank you

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- Mike Kadow

Hi, Mike!

Thanks for the feedback!

I am still confused between GROUPS and TAGS, they seem like the same thing.

Groups and tags are both tags. But the group is the way for us to be sure, that every post relates to something very significant to what our Company does. It's either InterSystems product, technology or service. 

Anyway, the documentation is nice, but should be expanded and available through a shortcut

There is a shortcut on the Links widget

and in Community menu - "About the site"

 

You say if I have any more questions, ask in this Group, how do I know what Group I am in? And how do I ask in a Group?

Sorry, Mike! I just forgot to put the link to the group. But of course, you can ask here in this post too.

And yes, this post would be updated once new features and new better ideas to describe the Community will appear.

 

 

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Hi Evgeny,

I couldn't help notice that this post has a -1 rating.

I can't see anything wrong with the post so curious what the reason for a down vote would be.

On stack overflow they explain the use of down voting as...

When should I vote down?

Use your downvotes whenever you encounter an egregiously sloppy, no-effort-expended post, or an answer that is clearly and perhaps dangerously incorrect.

You have a limited number of votes per day, and answer down-votes cost you a tiny bit of reputation on top of that; use them wisely.


This post has an interesting conversation around down votes...

https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/135/encouraging-people-to-expla...

As the original poster explains...

Where the down-vote has been explained I've found it useful & it has improved my answer, or forced me to delete the answer if it was totally wrong

This initiated a change that prompts down voters with the message, "Please consider adding a comment if you think the post can be improved".

We all make mistakes so its good to get this type of feedback. It also helps anyone landing on the answer months or years down the line and not realising the answer they are trying to implement has a mistake. Perhaps the DC site could do with something similar?

Sean.

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Hi, Sean!

Thanks for the feedback, this is very useful and fair input. So I've introduced the statement about downvotes to the description.

We'll add a hint about commenting triggering by downvote. Thanks!

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Sean,

I was the one who put the downvote in, and I explained myself in the reply.

Maybe you are not the person to ask, but you brought in the comment:

"You have a limited number of votes per day, and answer down-votes cost you a tiny bit of reputation on top of that; use them wisely."

I don't understand how using down-votes cost someone "a tiny bit of reputation"

Seems to me when a down-vote is used, it should enhance ones reputation as you are increasing the quality of a post.

Also, if the down-vote is used when:

"Use your downvotes whenever you encounter an egregiously sloppy, no-effort-expended post, or an answer that is clearly and perhaps dangerously incorrect."

If that is the criteria for downvotes, they will never be used, so why even have them?

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- Mike Kadow

In relation to stackoverflow I think the intention was to stop people abusing the implementation of the down vote.

I'm not sure that's relevant here, unless the main DC site started displaying some kind of reputation score in the same way as stackoverflow.

> Then downvotes will never be used, they why even have them?

I think dangerously incorrect is a poor description and perhaps needs down voting :)

It should just say "contains incorrect information".

Despite that, there are 1,000,000+ users on stackoverflow regularly using the down vote so it must be working.

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