Growing up my dad loved puzzles. He had the weirdest rule that I never understood.
No matter how many pieces the puzzle had, he would look at the picture once when he opened it and never looked at it again. Thankfully, he never enforced that rule on us as kids, but I still don’t understand why he did it.
Learning a new framework or architecture is like doing a puzzle. At first you just need to flip all the pieces the right way to understand what you’re dealing with. Then you’ll likely find the edges of the technology to see where things fit. At first putting parts together is slow, but as you get more familiar with the colors and shapes and as more and more of the puzzle is filled you can solve the whole picture faster.
Documentation is the picture on the box. Some puzzles you don’t need to look at the picture and some people like to do it the hard way. But a puzzle without a picture is a special kind of torture.