Ask questions on this site only after you have followed up on some other options first.
A question-answer site like this one can be very useful — as long as one does not confuse it for a learning tool.
The presence of this site can lure one into asking questions too early. Now that you know this site and have your account, any time you catch yourself being unsure about something, you can immediately come here and ask. But it's a trap. It replaces a learning procedure with another procedure, which is not even necessarily about learning, but rather, problem-solving.
That's why the classic way of learing is still indispensable. One needs to come to a point where one understands some things first, before one can ask good questions in the topic.
So, when you find you are unsure about something, do not ask a question about it here just yet. Instead, do yourself the favor of learning a bit about the topic in a non-interactive fashion, at your own pace: find articles, tutorials, whitepapers or whatnot that discuss the topic. Rely on the browser's multi-tabbed browsing feature, and follow up interesting-looking links that you inevitably stumble upon in the process. Hunt down and devour information, and then transform it into working knowledge by implementing what you gathered in some tangible proof(s)-of-concept(s).
It is at this point when you get stuck, you can come here and hope to ask such a question that multiple people can find useful, and answering which is a straightforward-enough endeavor.
Two ideas about where to look for information:
- Search this site and read up on what can already be found here.
- Before the Trump-presidency — before suddenly everything became contaminated with politics — I used Twitter to follow a range of prominent figures working in the industry of my interest. These people regularly and with high frequency posted various insights, and links to articles; on occasion, they publicly engaged with each other in technical discussions / debates. These resources enabled me to achieve a good level of familiarity in the field of my interest — even if it came at the cost of spending a lot of time on it. Admittedly — as I'm not using Twitter any more — I'm not up-to date any more with how feasible this learning method is these days.