I’ve often made the mistake in the past of reading technical books without examining each line of code and ultimately that’s made me a worse programmer in the long run. But now whenever I go through this sort of book I’ll crack open JSBin or Codepen and get the example actually working in my own browser until I move onto another section.
Usually I disdain from writing listicles, especially the kind which happen to chant all the things I don’t understand about a particular technology – but sometimes it’s difficult to get to those ah-ha! moments when learning something new, and these books, websites and videos were invaluable in that regard. Hopefully you’ll find these resources as useful as I have.