So I am chugging along and Basic Java and Algorithm Scripting and I have run into a wall of cognitive dissonance. I wrote my solution and was using nested for loops to access and modify multidimensional arrays and I got a little stuck. So I checked the forums and the solutions I saw there were about two lines long with a bunch of methods.
I reevaluated my style and now spend a bunch of time trying to find a method that does what I want instead of just coding it myself. That seems fine except now I am reading an article (https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-top-3-coding-bootcamps-in-the-US) bemoaning the fact that bootcamps don’t teach people how to program.
So the question remains… should I be compacting these assignments as much as possible with stacked methods or should I be actually programming?
Personally I find it very boring to try to find a method to modify and array rather than to just program it. I understand that it would be nice in a job to have the shortcuts available, but what am I supposed to be learning here?