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RT @seriouspony: Tons of help for first-time-learn-to-code online. And hard-core early-lang-adopters don't *need* more help. In the middle? Pain/suffering.
Did the OP try ‎- 9000
Well, you can ask her. My experience is that by the time I can put the question well enough to be passable for SO I usually have a few solutions handy. ‎- alf
^ Isn't it the whole point of such sites? :)) No, really, SO is full of middle-ground questions, often answered well, while noob "I cant google the docs help"-style questions get downvoted into oblivion pretty quickly. ‎- 9000
Maybe. But it does not remove the pain and suffering. stackoverflow is good when you need a quick and concise answer: how do I fix X? How do I use Y API from the Z language? A less trivial question, like "how do I approach a problem like this one," will be rightfully closed, "There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs". Still, it is a valid question to ponder. ‎- alf
^ For that, exists. ‎- 9000