Everybody's different, your approach to me is like spending few months
reading the musts teaching you how to ride a bicycle before you learn
No, no, that's why I said you need to program as well as reading.
I'm glad you understand me.
But if you only read you're progress will be slow, unfocused, with
friction. You can't drive an airplane just by copy & paste and playing
I agree with you about copy & paste, but I think my definition of
playing aorund is different than yours, and this is why I was able to
make significant progress
You need to study the instruments and know formally how things
work to be able to know what's available and how to use it.
Imagine M. Faraday who didn't have satisfying documentation about that
how electromagnetism works, he studied by playing and experimenting,
not by reading. Reading can save me time so I do not have to reinvent
the wheel, but it is not the only way to make progress. Before I was
able to experiment I had to read several times some impenetrable book.
So I can see your point. The problem is that only 1st chapter was
useful to me.
The main problem with just playing around is that you don't know what
you don't know.
You will never know everything, especially in situations where
documentation should be improved.
My problem is to know what I need to know, I do not intend to know
everything, but constantly increase my knowledge.