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Googling Tips for Developers

Recorded:
July 6, 2021
Released:
July 21, 2021
Modified:
July 21, 2021

In this episode Matt and Mike discuss Googling for developers and other tech professionals. If you've ever worked in IT you may have heard the phrase "we are just professional Googlers." Googling all the time can be spun in a negative way as it can be seen as easy, or something that people only do when they don't know what they're doing. This episode tackles this negative stigma, breaking down why tech professionals need to be such good Googlers, and why Googling all the time does not mean you don't know how to do your job, and why having good Googling skills is so valuable.

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Show Notes

What is HTML All The Things

HTML All The Things is a web development podcast and discord community which was started by Matt and Mike, developers based in Ontario, Canada.

The podcast speaks to web development topics as well as running a small business, self-employment and time management. You can join them for both their successes and their struggles as they try to manage expanding their Web Development business without stretching themselves too thin.

What's This One About?

In this episode Matt and Mike discuss Googling for developers and other tech professionals. If you've ever worked in IT you may have heard the phrase "we are just professional Googlers." Googling all the time can be spun in a negative way as it can be seen as easy, or something that people only do when they don't know what they're doing. This episode tackles this negative stigma, breaking down why tech professionals need to be such good Googlers, and why Googling all the time does not mean you don't know how to do your job, and why having good Googling skills is so valuable.

Show Notes

3:25 - Introduction
4:25 - Matt's googling process
9:00 - Mike's googling process
15:00 - Googling goes beyond just finding a solution to a problem
21:50 - How do you keep the resources you've found organized?
28:48 - Googling stuff can have a negative connotation
35:50 - Mike's take on being a professional Googler

Key Takeaways

  • When searching, start with search terms as specific as possible and make is broader and border when you don't find the answer.
  • Ask for help when you've done the initial searches.
  • Google search operators are very powerful. https://ahrefs.com/blog/google-advanced-search-operators/
  • There's no way you can know everything about everything. It's more important to learn how to find that information then to just know it.

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