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How to think like a programmer — lessons in problem solving

Question asked by Ramani Aswath in #Coffee Room on Apr 22, 2018
Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath · Apr 22, 2018
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Quote:
“Everyone in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you to think.” — Steve Jobs
You probably also wondered what does it mean, exactly, to think like a programmer? And how do you do it??
Essentially, it’s all about a more effective way for problem solving.
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How to think like a programmer — lessons in problem solving Posted in: #Coffee Room
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Apr 22, 2018
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I've become a programmer in the last two years of hard-work and all I can say is this -

"Don't give up"

I've found that even the seemingly impossible problems have solutions if you just don't give up. It's almost like magic. Have experienced this over and over.

These days, whenever I face a complex programming challenge, I just stay at it. I'd search youTube, tutorials, programming forums trying to find clues - until something awesome happens or my brain just gets a new way to solve a problem. It's very hard to do, but end is always predictable.
Sandra James
Sandra James · Apr 23, 2018
Rank D3 - MASTER
Learn to strap in and not stop until the job is done. Anyone who has ever dabbled in coding knows that it is an exercise in patience. Learn to love the pain. Remember WHY you are doing something! Remind yourself that EVERYONE needs help. Keep in mind that having fun is key.

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