I have learned programming 16 years ago and right now I continue to learn things every day. By the way I improved how I learn. Here, I will teach you how is my process after a many years of programming and learning many things.
For me, there are 3 levels of expertise in the field you want to learn:
- Basic flow and concepts, for this I recomend videos
- Intermediate level, for this I recommend textual tutorials
- Advanced level, I recommend technical documentation and blog posts from experts in the field
Videos are really nice when you don’t know how or where to click in the screen. I see video tutorials when I don’t know how to do basic things such as using an IDE or the workflow of an specific tool. In these cases, seeing things in video is insightful.
If you have learned the basics, you should read and follow textual tutorials. The main advantage is that reading tutorials is faster than seeing videos. Also you can copy & paste example code and try it out by yourself.
The best tip for being a better programmer is IMO:
Gain a deeper understanding of the system. André Staltz
After experimenting and applying the knowledge you learned in textual tutorials you can go ahead and read technical documentation that allows you to going deeper in the field.
Also, you should see for expert blogs that helps you with advanced concepts and the best practices. Follow them and constantly search for new articles.
And a bonus step …
Once you have an advanced level in a field, starts seeing for specific things or complementary topics you feel uncomfortable with and start seeing videos, read textual tutorials and so on.
There are many amazing knowledge out there and you can learn a lot if you are curious and disciplined. So I ecourage you to start learning something you want right now! A paradise of insights and awesomeness are waiting for you behind your screen.
I would love to read in the comments what is the way you learn, so go ahead and write it!
Thanks for reading :)