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You're stuck on a programming problem. What do you do first?   [Edit]

Survey period: 13 Jun 2011 to 20 Jun 2011

We've all hit that stumbling point. Do you dig in deep, go get a copy, or go online and tap into the collective wisdom?

OptionVotes% 
Just keep plugging away at the problem383.2738 votes, 3.27%
Ask a colleague or friend564.8256 votes, 4.82%
Read the docs. Again.322.7532 votes, 2.75%
Read a book90.779 votes, 0.77%
Search online for the exact answer to your problem35130.21351 votes, 30.21%
Search online for more general background information on your issue44738.47447 votes, 38.47%
Post a question online60.526 votes, 0.52%
Take a break and let the creative juices flow17915.40179 votes, 15.40%
Other393.3639 votes, 3.36%

View optional text answers (44 answers)


 
GeneralAll of the above PinmemberVentsyV16-Jun-11 11:12 
AnswerRe: All of the above Pinmembery_boy17-Jun-11 22:27 
GeneralGood Old Days PingroupNorm .net14-Jun-11 22:30 
GeneralRe: Good Old Days PinmemberJohn M. Drescher15-Jun-11 19:43 
GeneralRe: Good Old Days PinmemberGary R. Wheeler18-Jun-11 1:09 
GeneralOh no PinmemberJacek Gajek14-Jun-11 22:21 
GeneralRe: Oh no PinmemberBalboos16-Jun-11 8:15 
GeneralDon't you hate it when... PinmemberG James14-Jun-11 4:20 
GeneralRe: Don't you hate it when... PinmemberLeslie Sanford14-Jun-11 10:42 
Heh, what's been frustrating for me is running across all of those leech sites that harvest content from Stack Overflow. So I think I need to go in the other direction from the general to the specific, i.e. search Code Project, Stack Overflow, MSDN, etc. directly instead of relying on a general google search.
GeneralRe: Don't you hate it when... [modified] Pinmemberrajeevtechnical14-Jun-11 12:31 
GeneralHeroically Strive Towards The Shining Path PinmemberBalboos14-Jun-11 1:11 
GeneralRe: Heroically Strive Towards The Shining Path PinmemberChrisElston14-Jun-11 1:23 
GeneralRe: Heroically Strive Towards The Shining Path PinmemberBalboos14-Jun-11 1:58 
GeneralRe: Heroically Strive Towards The Shining Path PinmemberMorl9914-Jun-11 1:29 
GeneralMSDN...A good guide Pinmemberkoolprasad200313-Jun-11 23:43 
GeneralWhat a bunch of liars PinmemberSlacker00713-Jun-11 23:43 
JokeRe: What a bunch of liars PinmemberDoc Lobster14-Jun-11 2:11 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars PinmemberDerek Dongray14-Jun-11 2:27 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars PinmemberJSRustad14-Jun-11 4:21 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars PinmemberJohn M. Drescher14-Jun-11 6:33 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars PinmemberSlacker00714-Jun-11 6:55 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars PinmemberJohn M. Drescher14-Jun-11 7:00 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars PinmemberSlacker00714-Jun-11 7:52 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars PinmemberRC_Sebastien_C15-Jun-11 2:58 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars PinmemberSlacker00715-Jun-11 5:54 

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