Albert WalickiAlbert Walicki in Productivity

Know How to Google Is Important. Do You Know How Do It?

Google is the best friend of every developer

Know How to Google Is Important. Do You Know How Do It?

Knowing how to google is the most important skill for a developer. Everyone uses Google. Junior developers, mid or senior. It's not cheating to google everything! But do you really know how to google more efficiently? Let me show you some google hacks 👨‍💻.

Explicit phase

Search for an explicit phrase by enclosing it in quotation marks.

Search with explicit phase

Site Search

Refine your search to a specific site using the site: command. For example, typing on the google site:stackoverflow.com will search only on StackOverflow. 💪

Search with site search

Multiple words

Search for multiple words using a plus sign.

Search with multiple words

Exclude a word

The minus sign allows you to specify words that that shouldn't show up in your results.

Search with excluding a words

Related words

The tilde ~ operator searches for related words, not just the word you type.

Search with related words

Wildcard

The asterisk * is a wildcard. That means it can match any word! Combine it with the explicit search for awesome results.

Search with a wildcard

Time range

A lot of answers on the internet are outdated. Use a time range operator to narrow the scope.

Search with time range

File type

Narrow the scope of your search to a specific filetype! If you use operator filetype:pdf, you will get only PDF results!

Search for specific file type

Advanced Search

You can combine all of the above methods in Google Advanced Search 🤓


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