June 25, 2019
I’m going to explore two categories of things you might google for, Features and Bugs:
Let’s say you’re trying to find out how to cascade routes in React, or exactly how the share intent sends data in Android. Something specific like that.
Where do you look?
In my opnion, the best place for something like that, is the docs from the source. Not some tutorial on a third party site, right to the source.
There are generally two classes of info in the Android docs. Guides and References.
Notice the difference?
The guide is about explaining the purpose of the class, the api reference is a listing of its methods and what they do.
Sometimes you need one, sometimes you need the other but no other resource is going to be as complete as the source.
In cases of unclear documentation you may need to go to outside sources but most of the time, just these and some thinking will be enough!
Whoops, you’ve run into an error and you’ve no idea what it means! Here’s what you do.
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