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ajt (2546)

ajt
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UK based. Perl, XML/HTTP, SAP, Debian hacker.

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Monday December 06, 2004
06:20 AM

Learning By Example

[ #22163 ]

Like many people, I'm self taught in IT. This does mean I have large wholes in my knowledge base. I do my best reading books, Google is my friend, and most recently I persuaded work to actually send me on an actual training course.

My biggest problems are finding out what tool I need for a given job, and how to use a new tool. Assuming I've found the right tool, making it work can sometimes be quite a challenge. It's not that the documentation is awful, though it can be sometimes, rather that it assumes I know more than I do. Often all I need is an example, and then the documentation makes perfect sense.

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