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Discussion on: To memorize or not to memorize?

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Chris McKay

Definitely this. In our day-to-day at work, it's expected that we'll be looking things up. We joke about copying and pasting from Stack Overflow all the time because we know it's true. It's even encouraged during our technical interviews. What we value is being able to learn, understand and retain concepts. Even now, we're currently throwing away our old tech stack, so it's more important than ever to understand the "why" than the "how."