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What makes a good question?
Questions are complex and strange. A bad question won't get you much, a short incomplete answer maybe. A great question can get you a lot further.
Great questions will have at least one of three things.
- Specificity, but not too much.
- Phrasing, go in with a better mentality.
- Curiosity, ask questions that can be hard.
It's easy to see how vague questions have issues. Breaking down larger questions is part of being a developer.
EX: Googling something
The phrasing might be the most important of this list, you should always look to communicate clearly.
EX: When looking at a project's old code
Why would you code it like this? // Negative phrasing How can this code be improved? // Better phrasing
Finally, curiosity will bring it all together. These will be questions mostly for yourself. It's hard to have bad questions here, you will still learn.
EX: When asking questions to yourself
How do I become a developer? // Good How do I become a better developer? // Good How do I make an existing project a PWA? // Also good
Good luck with whatever you're working on and ask better questions!
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