What's The Best Thing A Book Ever Taught You How To Do?

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Gather round, cookbook aficionados! Come forth, DIY home improvers! Hide yourselves no longer, quilting manual collectors! Today, we speak unto you.

Sure, stories are great, but there’s also plenty of great books out there who have just one simple goal: To teach you something. We want to know about the things you learned how to do purely from books and, then, we want to know how your attempts went. Immediate success? Disaster, followed by worse disaster, followed by catastrophe, followed by improvement?

Whatever it was, tell us all about it right now.

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Write code. It’s how I make my living, after all.

More specifically, this was always one of my favorites. The way it’s written, the examples. Just an all-around solid book.