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Cheat Sheet Roundup - Over 30 Cheatsheets for developers

Updated on November 17, 2023
By Pete Freitag

Lets face it, unless you have a photographic memory, no developer can remember all the different functions, options, tags, etc. that exist. Documentation can be cumbersome at times, thats why I like cheat sheets. They are quick references that feature the most commonly forgotten things on a specific topic. You can print them out and hang them on your wall, or just keep them handy in your bookmarks for quick reference.

I have rounded up over 30 cheatsheets that developers might find useful.

Web Development Cheat Sheets

  • CSS
  • HTML
  • HTML Entities (no longer works)

Databases / SQL Cheat Sheets

Language Cheat Sheets


Commercially Printed CheatSheets

  • Visibone - javascript, browsers, colors, fonts, html.

Am I missing any good ones? Feel free to post any others in the comments.


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You just created this list so I would stop bugging you for help with my projects... I know what you're up to mister!
by Jason Dowdell on 09/02/2005 at 10:42:43 AM UTC
great and useful...
by nesz on 09/02/2005 at 11:29:06 AM UTC
Thanks Dom, I added a hyper link to that cheat sheet. Thanks for the compliments nesz. Jason - right on the money ;)
by Pete Freitag on 09/02/2005 at 11:34:50 AM UTC
Where is the one for Flash And Actionscript ?
by tripdragon on 09/02/2005 at 3:33:39 PM UTC
There's a perl cheat sheet here..
by Derek Bryan on 09/02/2005 at 4:09:14 PM UTC
Congrads Pete, you're currently at the top of Funny.. I thought about writing this same post a couple of weeks ago when I was looking for an emacs cheat sheet. :)
by Brandon Harper on 09/03/2005 at 9:59:11 PM UTC
huh? why is postgreSQL missing? any ideas?
by frank reiser on 09/05/2005 at 8:34:30 PM UTC
Anyone seen one for Apache directives? That would be helpful!
by brent on 09/05/2005 at 10:07:35 PM UTC
Hi Everyone, thanks for the comments. I've been out of town this weekend, and I'll update the entry with your suggestions tomorrow.

by Pete Freitag on 09/05/2005 at 10:26:37 PM UTC
This is very neato - to have all this in one location. However, I noticed the Oracle cheat sheet is a commercial download (costs $3.95). Wondering if it makes more sense to move it under the "Commercially printed" heading. Thanks for this compilation again.
by Jijoe on 09/06/2005 at 2:45:19 PM UTC
Great list of cheat sheets! I'm sure I have a handful to add, but without checking my bookmarks, I wanted to toss this one into the fray. W3Schools is a great quick and dirty (not terribly deep but broad enough for general use) site with many different topics:

And again.. not totally deep, but found some great cross-platform SQL code examples here:

Keep posting the great links!

by Gryffyn on 09/07/2005 at 12:37:41 PM UTC
Frank, I dicided to go ahead and make a cheat sheet for postgresql myself:

enjoy, feedback welcome.
by Pete Freitag on 09/07/2005 at 5:24:04 PM UTC
Here's another cheat sheet I'm working on: thoughts?
by Pete Freitag on 09/07/2005 at 5:27:15 PM UTC
Here is another group of "Quick Reference Chart"s I found:
by Ryan Guill on 09/12/2005 at 9:48:36 AM UTC for code snippets:

It's the last word in programming cheat sheets.
by Hugh Winkler on 09/15/2005 at 10:50:25 AM UTC
thank you very much for the hard work u have already done to make this roundup available to us.
i just stumbled upon this from
thanks again for this invaluable service
by padoor ramaswamy on 09/27/2005 at 7:48:11 AM UTC
Good job !
Just a little thing: In the Python cheat sheet there is a link to my Quick Ref which is outdated (pointing to QR for Python 2.2). The correct address is

by Richard Gruet on 12/14/2005 at 9:58:50 AM UTC
More Cheat Sheet in
by Domingo Redal on 01/16/2006 at 5:46:17 AM UTC
by Domingo Redal on 01/16/2006 at 6:26:28 AM UTC
A useful reference for GNU Screen is
by Lorrin on 02/24/2006 at 10:12:33 AM UTC
Great Page.
by Michael on 03/21/2006 at 7:11:23 AM UTC
Sorry about the HTML above, thought comments would handle at least that.

Has quite a few really nice PDF format cheat sheets on Ajax, RoR, Scriptaculous, etc.
by Joshua Jarman on 05/05/2006 at 12:33:27 PM UTC
Appears link to Regular Expression cheat sheet is broken.
by Bill Woodruff on 05/07/2006 at 9:54:19 AM UTC
Here is a really neat cheatsheet for Javascript that I found recently
by Andrej Upits on 09/14/2007 at 4:45:14 AM UTC
My friend wrote a cheat sheet for CSS shorthand notation:
by Jeffrey Stanley on 09/16/2007 at 12:08:13 PM UTC
Great list Pete. We also put together cheatsheets which cover the major search engine queries - if you'd like to add it?
by Nick Wilsdon on 12/27/2007 at 8:02:43 AM UTC
Very useful list. What about adding my new python cheat sheet?
by GreyFox on 01/03/2008 at 4:55:29 AM UTC
Hi! I have been making cheat sheets for a few years now and using them effectively when learning new technologies!

You might want to add a link to all of them, or a link to my page where I list all of them.

I have created:
* awk,
* sed,
* ed,
* perl special variable,
* perl pack/unpack and printf,
* screen (terminal emulator),
* bash emacs editing mode, and
* bash vi editing mode cheat sheets.

All of them are available for download in PDF format, some of them are in DOC (Microsoft Word), most of them are also available in TXT (ASCII), and a few latest in LaTeX.

The URL of all the cheat sheets is:

Peteris Krumins
by Peteris Krumins on 01/08/2008 at 5:13:09 PM UTC
Here is an emacs cheatsheet:
by grokcode on 05/27/2009 at 2:10:04 AM UTC