cutting my teeth on petrified BS
Looking at code in tutorials, particularly old code in tutorials, is all but worthless.
I sometimes see in YouTube videos, someone will “copy/paste” and entire body of code from StackOverflow and put it into their files or whatever, but...
Why would I EVER need to do this???
Rarely is someone having the exact issue I am having, let alone even be in the same ballpark – I always get hints of where to go, what to do next, and then I reference the official documentation for the language I am working with at that particular moment.
But, yea, apparently “the internet has all the answers”.
I am not annoyed, just disappointed that...IDK. I know people write some damn ass ugly code out there, though :/
Turning the focus back unto myself
What do I write? Nada. Zip. Zilch. I (mostly) rely on other peoples knowledge-base and good fortune to help me through(out) the “web dev” process. Not that I am in “Tutorial Hell™” (like I said, they can steer me in the right direction, and then I go to the official docs), but I wish some people would put a teeny tiny bit more effort into a “tutorial”, or even a StackOverflow “solution”. So many haphazard snippets and bits and bobs out there – sad, indeed.
Anyhow, I fooled and fussed with the thing enough for this eve, created a database for the task at-hand, and now that is enough for the eve (because I will not get anywhere with it at 2 in the morning with minimal sleep).