July 16, 2016

What python topics do I most consistently need to look up? An experiment.

A programmer's lament: Looking stuff up sucks.

I want better indexed docs. In the interest of this, I decided to do a little experiment. I wanted to figure out what, exactly, out of all the docs I looked up are important to have within reach.

What python topics do I most consistently need to look up?

I decided I would trawl my chrome history for programming-related pages.

Data

I noted in my strategic review* that I'm confused about which functions are built into python and which are class/library functions.
*(strategic reviews are when I periodically overhaul my to-do list, making a record of my successes and failures and checking in with my longer-term goals.)

Conclusions

The areas I want to focus on are:
  • string methods, formatting
  • file input/output, incl. json
  • git manipulation
  • exception handling
  • regex syntax
  • javascript syntax
  • postgres setup, syntax

Followup

Sanity Check
- Examples dominated by what I've spent time on. What have I *skipped* doing because I didn't even know where to start? noted in strategic review that I'm confused about what fns are built into python


Things I could do next:
  • Create Incremental Reading cards for docs/101 tutorials on
    • string methods, formatting
    • file input/output, incl. json
    • git manipulation
    • exception handling
    • regex syntax
    • javascript syntax
    • postgres setup, syntax
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