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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 problem383.2838 votes, 3.28%
Ask a colleague or friend564.8456 votes, 4.84%
Read the docs. Again.322.7732 votes, 2.77%
Read a book90.789 votes, 0.78%
Search online for the exact answer to your problem35130.34351 votes, 30.34%
Search online for more general background information on your issue44738.63447 votes, 38.63%
Post a question online60.526 votes, 0.52%
Take a break and let the creative juices flow17915.47179 votes, 15.47%
Other393.3739 votes, 3.37%

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GeneralAll of the above Pin
VentsyV16-Jun-11 12:12
memberVentsyV16-Jun-11 12:12 
AnswerRe: All of the above Pin
y_boy17-Jun-11 23:27
membery_boy17-Jun-11 23:27 
GeneralGood Old Days Pin
Norm .net14-Jun-11 23:30
groupNorm .net14-Jun-11 23:30 
GeneralRe: Good Old Days Pin
John M. Drescher15-Jun-11 20:43
memberJohn M. Drescher15-Jun-11 20:43 
GeneralRe: Good Old Days Pin
Gary R. Wheeler18-Jun-11 2:09
memberGary R. Wheeler18-Jun-11 2:09 
GeneralOh no Pin
Jacek Gajek14-Jun-11 23:21
memberJacek Gajek14-Jun-11 23:21 
GeneralRe: Oh no Pin
Balboos16-Jun-11 9:15
memberBalboos16-Jun-11 9:15 
GeneralDon't you hate it when... Pin
G James14-Jun-11 5:20
memberG James14-Jun-11 5:20 
GeneralRe: Don't you hate it when... Pin
Leslie Sanford14-Jun-11 11:42
memberLeslie Sanford14-Jun-11 11:42 
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
rajeevtechnical14-Jun-11 13:31
memberrajeevtechnical14-Jun-11 13:31 
GeneralHeroically Strive Towards The Shining Path Pin
Balboos14-Jun-11 2:11
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GeneralRe: Heroically Strive Towards The Shining Path Pin
ChrisElston14-Jun-11 2:23
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GeneralRe: Heroically Strive Towards The Shining Path Pin
Balboos14-Jun-11 2:58
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GeneralRe: Heroically Strive Towards The Shining Path Pin
Morl9914-Jun-11 2:29
memberMorl9914-Jun-11 2:29 
GeneralMSDN...A good guide Pin
koolprasad200314-Jun-11 0:43
memberkoolprasad200314-Jun-11 0:43 
GeneralWhat a bunch of liars Pin
Slacker00714-Jun-11 0:43
memberSlacker00714-Jun-11 0:43 
JokeRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
Doc Lobster14-Jun-11 3:11
memberDoc Lobster14-Jun-11 3:11 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
Derek Dongray14-Jun-11 3:27
memberDerek Dongray14-Jun-11 3:27 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
JSRustad14-Jun-11 5:21
memberJSRustad14-Jun-11 5:21 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
John M. Drescher14-Jun-11 7:33
memberJohn M. Drescher14-Jun-11 7:33 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
Slacker00714-Jun-11 7:55
memberSlacker00714-Jun-11 7:55 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
John M. Drescher14-Jun-11 8:00
memberJohn M. Drescher14-Jun-11 8:00 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
Slacker00714-Jun-11 8:52
memberSlacker00714-Jun-11 8:52 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
RC_Sebastien_C15-Jun-11 3:58
memberRC_Sebastien_C15-Jun-11 3:58 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
Slacker00715-Jun-11 6:54
memberSlacker00715-Jun-11 6:54 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
RC_Sebastien_C15-Jun-11 8:19
memberRC_Sebastien_C15-Jun-11 8:19 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
Slacker00715-Jun-11 8:24
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GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
Dan Neely16-Jun-11 5:46
memberDan Neely16-Jun-11 5:46 
GeneralRe: What a bunch of liars Pin
Gary R. Wheeler18-Jun-11 2:14
memberGary R. Wheeler18-Jun-11 2:14 
GeneralMost of the time I would ask a colleague. Pin
Member 205300614-Jun-11 0:04
memberMember 205300614-Jun-11 0:04 
GeneralTalk to someone about it. Pin
sellinger13-Jun-11 21:31
membersellinger13-Jun-11 21:31 
GeneralRe: Talk to someone about it. Pin
Paul Klomp13-Jun-11 21:51
memberPaul Klomp13-Jun-11 21:51 
GeneralRe: Talk to someone about it. Pin
ChrisElston14-Jun-11 1:56
memberChrisElston14-Jun-11 1:56 
GeneralRe: Talk to someone about it. Pin
Colin Mullikin14-Jun-11 5:08
memberColin Mullikin14-Jun-11 5:08 
GeneralRe: Talk to someone about it. Pin
rajeevtechnical14-Jun-11 13:55
memberrajeevtechnical14-Jun-11 13:55 
GeneralAsk a colleague... Pin
Naerling13-Jun-11 21:16
memberNaerling13-Jun-11 21:16 
GeneralRe: Ask a colleague... Pin
EdMan19613-Jun-11 21:26
memberEdMan19613-Jun-11 21:26 
GeneralRe: Ask a colleague... Pin
rajeevtechnical14-Jun-11 13:59
memberrajeevtechnical14-Jun-11 13:59 
Generali think there should be a checkbox... Pin
Pritesh Aryan13-Jun-11 20:58
memberPritesh Aryan13-Jun-11 20:58 
GeneralRe: i think there should be a checkbox... Pin
Jigar K Oza13-Jun-11 23:02
memberJigar K Oza13-Jun-11 23:02 
GeneralRe: i think there should be a checkbox... Pin
Troopers13-Jun-11 23:13
memberTroopers13-Jun-11 23:13 
GeneralRe: i think there should be a checkbox... Pin
Derek Dongray14-Jun-11 3:30
memberDerek Dongray14-Jun-11 3:30 
GeneralTake a break and let the creative juices flow Pin
HarishTheLearner13-Jun-11 20:47
memberHarishTheLearner13-Jun-11 20:47 
GeneralRe: Take a break and let the creative juices flow Pin
CodingLover14-Jun-11 4:06
memberCodingLover14-Jun-11 4:06 
GeneralRe: Take a break and let the creative juices flow Pin
rajeevtechnical14-Jun-11 14:04
memberrajeevtechnical14-Jun-11 14:04 
GeneralRe: Take a break and let the creative juices flow Pin
HarishTheLearner14-Jun-11 19:51
memberHarishTheLearner14-Jun-11 19:51 
GeneralRe: Take a break and let the creative juices flow Pin
rajeevtechnical15-Jun-11 13:39
memberrajeevtechnical15-Jun-11 13:39 
GeneralYou should actually... Pin
Johnny J.13-Jun-11 20:39
memberJohnny J.13-Jun-11 20:39 
GeneralRe: You should actually... Pin
Naerling13-Jun-11 21:13
memberNaerling13-Jun-11 21:13 
GeneralRe: You should actually... Pin
Derek Dongray14-Jun-11 3:31
memberDerek Dongray14-Jun-11 3:31 

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