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 👨💻.
Search for an explicit phrase by enclosing it in quotation marks.
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 for multiple words using a plus sign.
Exclude a word
The minus sign allows you to specify words that that shouldn't show up in your results.
The tilde ~ operator searches for related words, not just the word you type.
The asterisk * is a wildcard. That means it can match any word! Combine it with the explicit search for awesome results.
A lot of answers on the internet are outdated. Use a time range operator to narrow the scope.
Narrow the scope of your search to a specific filetype! If you use operator filetype:pdf, you will get only PDF results!
You can combine all of the above methods in Google Advanced Search 🤓