Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Syntactic Confectionery Delight

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
I've been self-studying web technologies for only about the past year or so. But I still get the sense that you are correct to say that it is impossible to master all the different technologies out there, especially since they are continually evolving. Even if you were able to master each area, you would soon forget after about 1 month of disuse. What I think is possible is to at least get a rough idea of the structure of each major technology/field. Also important to know is the key books, references, sites, etc. that you can refer to quickly look up the specifics.

Personally, I have found that always looking at the forest discourages me. I am actually more productive if I focus on the minutest details and forget about the big picture (of course, I am not on a deadline...this is all a hobby for me so far). I love taking the time to focus on one leaf on one branch of one tree and getting very familiar with it. I have learned quite a bit in one year using this approach. I think after 5 years I will have covered a good size chunk of the forest. Above all, though, the most important thing is to have fun exploring it.

In reply to Re: Seeing the Forest for the Trees by nysus
in thread Seeing the Forest for the Trees by Dragonfly

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and all is quiet...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others chanting in the Monastery: (7)
    As of 2018-01-23 16:18 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?
      How did you see in the new year?

      Results (248 votes). Check out past polls.