Ahead of the much-anticipated Apple’s the first global, online Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) slated to kickstart on June 22, the Cupertino-based tech giant has announced that all-new Apple Developer Forums is now available.
According to the tech company, “The Apple Developer Forums have been completely redesigned, so they’re more engaging to use, automatically surface the most relevant content, offer simpler navigation, and make it easier to categorize and search for content. Connect with fellow developers and Apple engineers as you give and receive help on a wide variety of development topics, from implementing new technologies to established best practices. And during WWDC20, the forums will be a central place to engage with the community and over 1,000 Apple engineers, discuss new technologies, and get your questions answered.”
Completely redesigned for an even better user experience, the all-new forums are now live and will support special tags for WWDC20 starting June 22. The new version of the Apple Developer Forums includes all existing posts and supports all existing user accounts. All a developer has to do is simply sign in with his/her credentials as usual.
Once signed in, the Apple Developer Forums are a great place to post questions and share comments on a variety of development topics with fellow developers and Apple engineers. Besides this one can format their posts using a Markdown-like editor. Moreover, Tags are used to describe topics related to your question. You can choose up to four tags to add to your question. Only choose tags that are directly relevant so that users can easily find questions, provide answers, and engage productively.
While accessing the Apple Developer Forums, the tech giant further revealed that you can earn reputation points when you constructively participate on the forums, for example, when your reply is marked as the solution or as “Apple Recommended”. Reputation points may be lost if you spam the site, author indecipherable or off-topic content, or post content that violates the Apple Developer Forums Participation Agreement.
Moreover, when a question or reply gives useful information or describes something of interest to you, you can upvote it to thank the author. You must have an Apple Developer Forums account to upvote questions and replies. On the other hand, you can downvote a question to discourage the author when a question or reply gives incorrect information. Only forums users with 100 or more reputation points can downvote questions and replies.
On Apple Developer Forums, a user can share questions and replies with anyone by clicking the Share icon at the bottom of a post for this a menu will appear with share options. You can provide feedback on the forums by contacting Apple Developer Support or by creating a post and adding the “Forums Feedback” tag.
Additionally, the tech giant has also shared list of available tags to categorize questions and search for content on Apple Developer Forums like macOS- the operating system for Mac, beta- the pre-release version of software or hardware along with several other tags. You can check out the complete list of tags to be shared on Apple Developer Forums here.
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