Today I worked on my Rails project all day. I am determined to get it up and running as soon as possible. However, as I add more components I am finding myself reading more and more documentation. I love reading and learning, but does anyone have advice for reading poorly written documentation? Or what do you do when you are on a tight timeframe and need to add a gem and the documentation is 3,000 pages long (sarcasm, but also real)?
I am losing my mind!!!!
I usually read the documentation, add code to my project, pray it works. If the prayer does not work then I search for the error via google. If that does not work, then I watch a tutorial on youtube. I know this can be time consuming at times and I wanted to know if anyone else had any advice on how to read documentation and if it gets better with time.
Since I spent the day working on my rails project and trying to interpret documentation, I was unable to continue on my todo code-along. However, I hope to have a better update sometime this week on adding user authorization.
Oh and I was not kidding, I really would love advice from on best practices on reading poorly written documentation, until then I will keep reading, coding, learning, and growing.
As always thanks for reading.
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