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Should I remember codes on Bootstrap?

Hey, quick question. Should I remember each individual code on bootstrap, like how to create the navbar, or should I only rely on copying and pasting it into my text editor?

1 Answer

Aaron Loften
Aaron Loften
12,464 Points

No. I once heard a great developer say that a good developer is someone who knows how to find answers, not someone who has answers.

I'd bookmark the doc page and would bookmark any page with help stuff that you like a lot. Naturally, by copy and pasting, you'll be able to accidentally remember how to do things.

It might be worth mentioning that typing in an answer is a lot better than copy and pasting, because the act of doing can trigger a visual and physical memory.

So even though Id always refer to the docs, Id try to type the answer in everytime to accidentally start remembering things.

Personally, I almost always refer to the docs/ref sites just so I always have the most current version of a particular way of doing something. Since the standards for things change often, this helps me see changes to previously acceptable code.

But you do you, bro! There is no right or wrong.