Welcome to our cheatsheet revolution! We're excited to introduce you to a cheatsheet solution that was born out of a need for simplicity, flexibility, and accessibility. Our website, created in 2019 by Luiz, was born from the frustration of struggling with various tools and their limitations.
Our Technology Stack
We're proud to share the technology stack that powers our platform, ensuring that you have the best cheatsheet experience possible.
Platform: Our website is powered by Docusaurus, a modern static website generator. Docusaurus provides a solid foundation for delivering content quickly and efficiently.
Fast and Scalable: To ensure lightning-fast performance, we utilize Cloudflare as our Content Delivery Network (CDN). With Cloudflare, we cache content on edge locations worldwide, making your access to cheatsheets even faster.
Comprehensive Search: We've partnered with Algolia to provide you with a robust and comprehensive search experience. Easily find the cheatsheets you need, even in a vast collection.
Versioning and Contribution: Our platform is tightly integrated with GitLab, serving as the backbone for version control, hosting, collaboration, and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD). With GitLab, you can effortlessly track changes, collaborate with fellow users through issues and merge requests, and ensure you always have access to the most up-to-date versions of your cheatsheets via GitLab Pages.
Commenting and Collaboration: Our vision extends beyond just cheatsheets. We aspire to build a vibrant community where users can collaborate seamlessly. In the near future, you'll have the ability to comment on shared cheatsheets and engage in discussions with others, fostering a sense of collaboration and knowledge sharing. We achieve this through Disqus, a powerful commenting platform that makes your cheatsheets a part of a larger conversation.
Monitoring: Ensuring our platform's availability is crucial. We use Pingdom to monitor the availability of our website, ensuring that you can access your cheatsheets when you need them.
Communication: We're committed to fostering a strong community of users. To facilitate communication, we've integrated a Slack organization that connects with GitLab, Pingdom, and other essential services. This Slack organization serves as a communication channel where you can interact with other users, ask questions, share feedback, and stay updated on platform updates and announcements.
The journey began with a simple question: How can we make cheatsheet creation and access easier and more efficient? It was recognized that there was a need for a better way to organize information without the hassles and limitations imposed by existing platforms.
Before our website came into existence, various tools and platforms were tried, each with its own set of frustrations:
Evernote / OneNote / MediaWiki / DokuWiki: Frustration of vendor lock-in and on-going subscription and/or hosting costs.
GitHub / Bitbucket: The main issues were the search capabilities and limited mobile support.
OneDrive / Google Drive / DropBox: Great for file storage, but not ideal for organizing and searching notes effectively.
Jekyll / Hugo / Wordpress / Drupal: Finding an appropriate theme focused on documentation was not an easy task, hindering the ability to create an effective cheatsheet platform.
These attempts highlighted the need for a more tailored solution that met specific requirements.
Our vision for this website was clear from the start:
Easy Access: Access your cheatsheets seamlessly from any device, be it a mobile phone or a PC.
Speed: A fast and responsive platform that doesn't keep you waiting.
Searchable: Quickly find what you're looking for with robust search capabilities.
No Vendor Lock-In: Freedom to use our service without worrying about being tied to a specific ecosystem.
Versioned: Maintain a history of your cheatsheets to track changes and revisions.
Easy to Share: Share your cheatsheets with colleagues, friends, or family members with ease.
Low Maintenance: Minimal upkeep required, so you can focus on your cheatsheets, not server maintenance.
No Ongoing Cost: Enjoy our service without the burden of recurring fees.
Join Our Journey
We're proud of what we've accomplished so far, and we invite you to be a part of our cheatsheet revolution. Join us in simplifying and enhancing your cheatsheet experience.
Whether you're a student, a professional, or just someone who values organized information, we're here to make your life easier.
Thank you for choosing our platform. Your cheatsheets, your way.
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." – Leonardo da Vinci