I have been using LaTeX for almost two years now and I have understood that the books I read gave me very little experince. The packages and tactics explained there are obsolete, for example,
- nothing about
expl3packages, that allow to simply do cool things.
- Not a word about
unicode-mathto use a variety of fonts.
- Nothing about the power of implemented
xy-picgraphics are discussed, while as I am awared,
Asymptoteare much more powerful.
In fact, all my skills came from this very site, where I can ask a question and some almighty developers answer and get me aquainted with the powerful packages I have never heard before. For example, I discovered
aligned (instead of
multlined (instead of
multline), etc. after asking a question here.
Also, my skills came from skills to read documentations, for example,
My questions are:
- What literature should I read to begin becoming an advanced user?
- How to hear tools and packages you have never heard about before?
- What is the best way to discover newly released powers of doing something, rather than to continue using obsolete ones? (speaking shortly: how to be stylish and up-to-date?). For example,
xparse"o" option allows you to evade the hell of
P. S. I hope the title of the question is not violating the rule not to go personal.