You can find anything on Google regardless of whether it is tech-related or not. It is the largest database for all the information you want in the world. Using a search engine is not as straightforward as it seems. For information to be found more efficiently, you need to know about its hidden features. A good Google skill is an undervalued asset, especially in the fields of Data Science and development. Yes, you heard me. Knowing what to Google and how to search for something are important skills. People don’t like admitting they know what they’re doing when it comes to doing Google searches since doing a Google search implies we don’t know what we’re doing. The opposite could not be further from the truth. Google exists to help those who already know something, not those who don’t.
Oftentimes, developers will be required to work in programming languages they are not familiar with. For instance, asking a Data Scientist to create a website (Python to Java). Every programming language has its own syntax, and if a developer wants to be successful, they will need to master it. To Google the workings of syntax, a developer must already know what they are going to do. At times, you need to Google something because you really do not know what else to do. This can happen at various times in the project. It could come at the start when you are looking for ideas. You might need it midway through when you need help turning a certain parameter, or it might be later when you need to interpret the model’s results. We usually turn to Googling when we have a problem that we cannot solve, in the hope that someone else has experienced the same problem but has found a solution to ours.
It is true that the internet is a treasure trove of information and resources, with more and more material being added on a daily basis. Everyone can contribute to the expansion of the internet, and this feature has its disadvantages as well.
Improve Your Google Skills With These Tips
Use of the wildcard asterisk (*)-In the course of searching for answers to a specific error, a recent trick I learned was to copy the message to Google Search and get a few related results, since you added some keywords that are specific to your application. The best results are obtained by editing your search and adding the asterisk wildcard. That will improve your results and give you more specific answers to your questions.
Using a specific domain– When you search on Google, you can also add a specific domain to narrow your results. If you know a specific site you want to search (e.g., Stack Overflow), you can add site: Sitename so that it returns only results related to that site.
Searching for titles using intitle: This will help narrow your search results and deliver the exact information you’re looking for. When searching for a title, you can use the prefix intitle:, and when searching for text, you can use intext:
With its dominating position within the search engine industry, Google is the default search engine for Android smartphones, as well as web browsers such as Chrome. To be perfectly honest, Google has become one of the most widely used online resources for everything from finding random facts to discovering music videos to finding products and services. It is not possible for the human mind to store unlimited amounts of information, so this is where search engines can prove to be very useful. They are one of the most powerful tools humanity has ever created; however, using them well takes time and practice.