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Which way of learning as developer do you prefer, video tutorials or reading a book?  RSS feed

 
Daniel Cox
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Tim Cooke wrote:I much prefer a book because I like to read up on things while travelling to and from work on the train. If it's on a topic that really intrigues me then I'll complement the effort with some code experimentation on the computer. This is why my office desk looks like this:


Many new developers have no idea what they're getting into. This will give them a rough idea.
 
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I cannot recall a time in recent memory when my reading list did not far exceed what was humanly possible to get through.

In fact, there are times that -- by the time I get to a book -- it's already become irrelevant because the technology has already been superseded by something else. E.g. I never really got to learn about Gulp (JavaScript task runner), or Ember¹ (JS framework) before they were considered passé.





¹There are those that would say that Ember is making a comeback, but realistically I don't see much in the way of demand for it in the face of Angular and ReactJS.
 
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I prefer books especially eBooks in .doc format. That way I can sometimes shrink a chapter to half its original size (since some chapters contain gargon that can be deleted). This makes it easier when I have to read the chapter a second or third time. I can also use macros to format text, link one chapter to a bookmark in another chapter etc.
 
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