Hi @sw-yx, thank you for the blog post and the little Q&A here
How did you overcome the algorithms challenges of freeCodeCamp? I completed 2/3 of the Intermediate JS challenges, today I was stuck on one of the challenges, after trying to figure it out myself I did a research on Google, which would help me pass the test too easily imo then there’s the ‘Get a Hint’ button that’s basically cheating. I would like to be able to solve the challenges by myself, if what was required was to click on ‘Get a Hint’ then anyone could code, I’m assuming that it’s not what will get me to be a good programmer.
One more question, regarding the same topic, when I get to solve a challenge by myself it’s basically just code that passes, it’s not hardcoded, and as DRY as I can do, but it’s far from top solutions that are neater, use features of JS I sometimes never heard of, shorter and apparently better performance-wise.
How did you go from ‘My code passed, yay!’ to ‘I’m confident my code is really good and significant improvements aren’t possible in the current version of JS’?
Nice story, although I can’t quit my job or attend a Bootcamp, I believe the main driver of your success was the fact that you spent a considerable about of time studying while still working, which I can do