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What is your preferred medium of learning : Books, Blogs or Videos?

Do you prefer to learn using books when you are learning something new , or prefer blog/written tutorials? Or you would rather watch tutorial videos instead?

For me, I liked reading books, and also prefer them if possible when learning something new. I like when authors given their own perspective or share some experience they had.

What are your preferred medium for learning, and why, share in the comments 😄

Thank you!

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Brian Ting

It depends.
I find Blog & Video tutorials are often created as "one off" style. It covers a particular project or topic, and hardly find them feel as continuous as books.

If I'm already familiar with a language, and only want to learn something more quickly, I'll go for blog or video; book is good for learning from beginning, thoroughly and slowly.

jsrn profile image

I’m a big fan of books, too. I find it harder to jump back and forth in videos if I want to refer back to something, and I don’t love rushing to write things down or having to pause it all the time.

The good thing about a video is that it’ll keep playing and you can just sit there and watch, so it’s harder to get distracted and start looking at something else.

leob profile image

Blogs and manuals ... often the official documentation (manual) of a language or framework is really good - example: the Rust docs, and the React docs ...

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Rishit Khandelwal


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ender minyard • Edited


Books allow you to learn much more about a subject than blog posts do.