I design, build, and maintain Ruby on Rails web apps. I aslo write technical publications on web development and remote work.
The simple answer is yes. A lot. I learn to program by becoming part of a community. Back in 2015, I started a local Ruby on Rails meetup to learn about web development.
In 2017, I read a lot. I was more disciplined this year than any other year and I’d like to think I tackled books that were more challenging, personally and intellectually.