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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 problem383.28
Ask a colleague or friend564.84
Read the docs. Again.322.77
Read a book90.78
Search online for the exact answer to your problem35130.34
Search online for more general background information on your issue44738.63
Post a question online60.52
Take a break and let the creative juices flow17915.47
Other393.37

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GeneralAll of the above Pin
VentsyV16-Jun-11 11:12
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AnswerRe: All of the above Pin
y_boy17-Jun-11 22:27
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GeneralGood Old Days Pin
NormDroid14-Jun-11 22:30
professionalNormDroid14-Jun-11 22:30 
GeneralRe: Good Old Days Pin
John M. Drescher15-Jun-11 19:43
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GeneralRe: Good Old Days Pin
Gary R. Wheeler18-Jun-11 1:09
MemberGary R. Wheeler18-Jun-11 1:09 
GeneralOh no Pin
Jacek Gajek14-Jun-11 22:21
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GeneralRe: Oh no Pin
W Balboos, GHB16-Jun-11 8:15
mveW Balboos, GHB16-Jun-11 8:15 
GeneralDon't you hate it when... Pin
G James14-Jun-11 4:20
MemberG James14-Jun-11 4:20 
GeneralRe: Don't you hate it when... Pin
Leslie Sanford14-Jun-11 10:42
MemberLeslie 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] Pin
Geekian_senate14-Jun-11 12:31
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GeneralHeroically Strive Towards The Shining Path Pin
W Balboos, GHB14-Jun-11 1:11
mveW Balboos, GHB14-Jun-11 1:11 
GeneralRe: Heroically Strive Towards The Shining Path Pin
chriselst14-Jun-11 1:23
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GeneralRe: Heroically Strive Towards The Shining Path Pin
W Balboos, GHB14-Jun-11 1:58
mveW Balboos, GHB14-Jun-11 1:58 
GeneralRe: Heroically Strive Towards The Shining Path Pin
Morl9914-Jun-11 1:29
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GeneralMSDN...A good guide Pin
koolprasadd13-Jun-11 23:43
professionalkoolprasadd13-Jun-11 23:43 
GeneralWhat a bunch of liars Pin
Slacker00713-Jun-11 23:43
professionalSlacker00713-Jun-11 23:43 
JokeRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
Doc Lobster14-Jun-11 2:11
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GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
StarNamer_14-Jun-11 2:27
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GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
JSRustad14-Jun-11 4:21
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GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
John M. Drescher14-Jun-11 6:33
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GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
Slacker00714-Jun-11 6:55
professionalSlacker00714-Jun-11 6:55 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
John M. Drescher14-Jun-11 7:00
MemberJohn M. Drescher14-Jun-11 7:00 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
Slacker00714-Jun-11 7:52
professionalSlacker00714-Jun-11 7:52 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
RC_Sebastien_C15-Jun-11 2:58
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GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
Slacker00715-Jun-11 5:54
professionalSlacker00715-Jun-11 5:54 

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