I’ve found that one of the most useful skills I have is knowing what to forget. Let me ask a question to demonstrate my point.
Which of the following pieces of data is more useful?
- Knowing the entire API of `System.Collections.Generic.List<>’
- Knowing how to search the MSDN docs for the API to
I forget orders of magnitude more things about programming in an average day than what I remember. But what I do remember are the important pieces of information that I can use to find what I need.