I am terrible at coding exercices
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It's a fact
I am terrible at coding exercises. When i say coding exercises, i mean coding problems related to data structures and algorithms.
For example :
Given two sorted integer arrays nums1 and nums2, merge nums2 into nums1 as one sorted array. nums1 = [1,2,3,0,0,0], nums2 = [2,5,6], Output: [1,2,2,3,5,6]
I feel when i do those kind of exercices that i am a fraud, that i don't have the skills to be a programmer.
When i see some coworkers or friends resolving those problems super fast, i just feel ... stupid.
I want to get better
I really want to get better because :
- i always want to learn :)
- these kind of exercises are really popular on job interviews.
- i don't want to feel scared when i do an exercise like that.
I decided to try LeetCode but i was wondering if i could read a book or something before diving into those exercises.
For now, i am just reading some exercises and the solutions to see how they resolve it.
What about you ?
Have you ever felt like me ?
How did you overcome that ?
Do you have some resources that helped you ?
Thanks for your feedback :)
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