For a while now I have had Quincy’s article, “Let’s explore the universe of programming resources together”, floating around in the back of my mind. So far I’ve seen lots of discussion on what resources are best to learn X, but I haven’t see any see any discussion on how people like to evaluate resources. If I am just bad at searching, please point me to the right posts, otherwise I’d love to hear what others have to say.
What criteria do you think about when evaluating a learning resource?
Here a couple that spring to mind for me:
- Is it the right fit for skill level?
- Does it match your medium preference(video, text, ect)?
- Is it well made?(What does that even mean…)
- Does it do a good job of conveying information without being confusing?