This is not a debate on usage of Google being good or bad for programmers. Kindly refrain from doing so in your answers.
Most people (a vast majority of who use the Internet) use Google these days. What I am talking about is this, 20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches.
- Question: How important do you think this is for a programmer?
- Question: How does an experienced search (more knowledge on the issue) compare to an efficient search, that is, a search by an experienced person vs a search by a person who can search better. In terms of yield or quality.?
- Question: Do you think this should be taught in programming schools, intern or trainee level? Kindly refrain from the discussion of developing dependency on Google to solve problems. 1) It is not the point of the topic 2) if they can't solve problems, most of the time they will not be hired.
- Question: Is this being taught in good programming schools already these days?
- Admittedly the article is nothing new.
- Some of the questions on the site were answered with a simple Google search posted by programmers who could have just searched better for it. Regardless of the expectation of personal touch to the answers most of these were just truly answers to direct or unsuccessful searches.
This might be common knowledge to good programmers. But IMHO this is not the case on average.
There is a difference between
And efficient searching