This session was given at OSCON 2012. You can watch the complete video (as well as many, many others from the conference) on Safari Books Online. I particularly liked Dan Menard from Netflix on Effective Code Review.
There are slides available for download.
Here’s a tremendously condensed version:
Developers need to pause for a moment when trying to solve a problem or learn something rather than always using Google + StackOverflow. Both tools are tremendously effective. However, many would benefit from a more careful selection of tools. I’ve also got some usage data from how others learn that you might find interesting.
- While the most recent books are probably the best for a topic like “Mobile”, they aren’t for
- Learn the more specialized searching tools available inside platforms like GitHub.
- Stop pretending like you have to finish (any) books 100%. Snack on what you need without guilt (and lower the barrier to entry).