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Which of the following are your preferred ways of learning?

Survey period: 15 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Some methods are more efficient than others.

OptionVotes% 
Written tutorials61260.47
Video tutorials39639.13
Reading a book50449.80
Online interactive tutorials32231.82
By modifying and extending an existing application49148.52
Using the docs and trial-and-error44343.77
Formal courses19719.47
Randomly copying and pasting online code examples17417.19
Other302.96
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
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MacSpudster17-Apr-19 11:12
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GeneralVideo tutorials are a grind Pin
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GeneralBooks _used to_ be the best Pin
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GeneralRandomly accepting one of the IDE suggested quick fixes Pin
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General[Other] - By asking and answering on QA sites Pin
Amit Joshi CP15-Apr-19 23:21
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Adam David Hill17-Apr-19 3:44
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GeneralRandomly copying and pasting online code examples PinPopular
Abdullah Leghari15-Apr-19 7:35
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Member 798912216-Apr-19 1:55
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If I don't know how to solve a task, I may find some code that does it, and paste it in. Then, by studying the code and tracing its execution, I learn how it works, look up documentation of the library calls it uses etc.

Often it ends up with me tailoring the code to my task, simplifying and cleaning it up to such a degree that the resemblance to the original code is rather vague. Yet, the example code is where I learned the technique I needed.
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Kevin McFarlane15-Apr-19 3:31
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