I am terrible at coding exercices
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 :)
I'm also in similar phase as you.
I already have 1.5 years of experience in full-stack web development but I feel like I'm not proficient enough in algorithms and data structures.
What I feel like is I need to learn these stuffs as time goes unless I feel like dang it! I can't solve this problem without knowing that one algorithm.
We'll be able to write efficient code with the help of popular data structure and algorithms but turns out in my code-base, or in my languages, those algorithms are already implemented in standard library and I can just import it.
It's essential to know algorithms to land jobs in well known company but not much important to me in my work as of now.