I imagine I will consider myself a noob for a very long time so I will try to advocate. When I started down this path, not long ago, I found myself getting answers to my very basic questions at SO through google searches - this happened regularly. I often benefited from reading other peoples code/solutions even when I had not started writing my own solution - when I was just thinking about how to approach the problem. I benefited from q&a here when I was just wondering about some particular coding topic or comp sci way of thinking. If those questions and answers weren't here I may have found them other places but this has turned out to be an excellent resource for me.