Alex Watt

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Hack: Read Primary Sources

Read primary sources.

If you’re in tech, this means:

Secondary sources, like Stack Overflow or tutorials, have their place, but suffer from several problems:

Early in my software journey, I spent a lot of time reading tutorials and Stack Overflow questions, as it seemed easier than reading primary sources. When I finally learned to dig into official docs and source code, I realized how much I had been missing.

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