50+ Web Developer Documentation Manuals You Need To Know About

This is a list of over 50+ Documentation Manuals and Guides for Programmers, Web Developers, and Web Designers. I will actively update this list with more Manuals as I come across them. If you would like something added, please leave it in the comments section below. Over time it will become more refined and better organized and in return, more useful so please bookmark and share with your friends.

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Back-end Manuals

PHP Documentation https://www.php.net/manual/en/

Python Documentation https://www.python.org/doc/

Ruby Language Documentation https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/documentation/

Ruby on Rails Documentation https://rubyonrails.org/documentation

C# Programming Guide https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/67ef8sbd(v=vs.80).aspx

Node.js Documentation https://nodejs.org/docs/latest/

Front-end Manuals

CSS Reference https://developer.mozilla.org/en/CSS/CSS_Reference

HTML Reference https://developer.mozilla.org/en/HTML

HTML5 Reference https://developer.mozilla.org/en/HTML/HTML5

Schema Reference https://schema.org/

Javascript Guide https://developer.mozilla.org/en/JavaScript/Guide

jQuery https://docs.jquery.com/Main_Page

IMPROVED jQuery Documentation- https://jqapi.com/

LESS (CSS Preprocessor) https://lesscss.org/

SASS (CSS Preprocessor) Documentation https://sass-lang.com/docs.html

Google Chrome Extension APIs Documentationhttps://developer.chrome.com/extensions/api_index.html

PHP Frameworks

Laravel Framework Documentation https://laravel.com/docs

YII Framework Documentation https://www.yiiframework.com/doc/

CodeIgniter Framework User Guide https://codeigniter.com/user_guide/

Zend Framework Documentation https://framework.zend.com/docs/overview

CakePHP Framework 2.0 Documentation https://book.cakephp.org/2.0/en/

Symfony Framework Documentation https://www.symfony-project.org/doc/

WordPress Documentation https://codex.wordpress.org/

Databases

MySQL Documentation Manuals https://dev.mysql.com/doc/index.html

MariaDB https://kb.askmonty.org/en/mariadb

PostgreSQL https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.1/

MongoDB Manual https://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/Manual

CouchDB https://couchdb.apache.org/docs/index.html

Oracle Documentation https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/documentation/index.html

SQLite Documentation https://www.sqlite.org/docs.html

Sphinx Search Documentation https://sphinxsearch.com/docs/

Caching

Redis Documentation https://redis.io/documentation

Memcache Wiki https://code.google.com/p/memcached/wiki/NewStart

APC (Alternative PHP Cache) https://php.net/manual/en/book.apc.php

Varnish Cache https://www.varnish-cache.org/docs

Squid Cache https://www.squid-cache.org/Doc/

Server

Apache HTTP Server Documentation https://httpd.apache.org/docs/

Nginx HTTP Server Documentation https://nginx.org/en/docs/

Lighttpd HTTP Server Documentation https://redmine.lighttpd.net/projects/lighttpd/wiki

Vagrant Virtualization Provisioning Documentation https://docs.vagrantup.com/

Software

AutoHotKey Documentation https://www.autohotkey.com/docs/

SublimeText Documentation https://sublimetext.info/docs/en/

TextMate Documentation https://manual.macromates.com/en/

Adobe Photoshop Documentation https://www.adobe.com/support/documentation/en/photoshop/

Web APIs

Facebook API/Graph Documentation https://developers.facebook.com/docs/

Twitter API Documentation https://dev.twitter.com/docs

Google+ API Docs https://developers.google.com/+/api/

GitHub API Documentation https://develop.github.com/

Foursquare API Docs https://developer.foursquare.com/docs/

linkedin API Docs https://developer.linkedin.com/

Other Resources

DocHub | Instant Documentation Search for CSS, HTML, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, Python, and DOMhttps://dochub.io

Phing Build Scripts User Guide (PHP) https://www.phing.info/docs/guide/stable/

MediaWiki (Wikipedia) Formatting Guide https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Formatting

MarkDown Syntax Guide https://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax

Smarty Templates Documentation https://www.smarty.net/documentation

Helpful QA Resources

Programming Code QA https://stackoverflow.com/
Programmers QA (Usually non-code specific questions) https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/
Code Review QA https://codereview.stackexchange.com/
Database Admin QA https://dba.stackexchange.com/
Computer QA https://superuser.com/
Server QA https://serverfault.com/
Unix Linux QA https://unix.stackexchange.com/
Wordpress QA https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/
Webmasters QA https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/
Graphic Design QA https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/