Get better at programming?
I was wondering is there a way to get better at programming?? like i know i've heard the usual response, "Practice makes perfect so just keep programming". Like sometimes when im programming i'm always thinking to myself how am i going to make all of this connect and work together.
Practice and planning works best. It's good to have an idea of what you want before you jump in. You also need to be willing to put in time. When I first started, it seemed like I couldn't do anything without looking at others code first.
Originally Posted by whiteflags
depends what you want to practice?
if its general learning how to do a language AND general algorithm / CS practice ... try these programming problems , some are easy .. some are extremely difficult
(you submit your code and the website compiles and tests your code)
That's different enough from the usual question I think. Scripting is programming. That actual argument you're referring to is about something a lot more stupid.
Originally Posted by Syscal
Last edited by whiteflags; 09-12-2010 at 11:20 PM.
C++ is my first language btw, i'm on classes right now.
Try implementing various sorting and searching algorithms. You can find their descriptions on the Internet, and go from there, without looking at the code of existing implementations.
I'm doing it now, and I find it to be an interesting challenge.
That's an awesome link. Thanks!