I have heard differing opinions on this. Some people say when you are stuck on a problem and the answer is available work on the problem for a while but if you get stuck and can’t figure it out go ahead and look at the answer. You are still learning by working through the problem with the answer. The other opinion is to hack away at the problem until you figure it out on your own. Which is the better way to learn and become a better developer?
I personally advise not to look at the answers before solving the problem first on your own, because it has never helped me. However, everyone learns differently and others can learn this way.
Here are some other forum threads where a similar question was asked.
For each one I seem to get about 70 to 90% of the way there (with a couple needing no help). I’m not sure if I’m cheating the program by filling the details through the FCC articles on medium or not. I do try to really memorize the specific sticking points each time and feel i am getting better.
What is everyone’s take on this? Is it better to force one’s self to get the answer without the help of the FCC answers? Or is getting close and then reviewing enough preparation for the harder challeng…
Hello! I’ve come to Basic Algorithm Scripting and I try to do my best before I click “Get a hint button”, and after clicking it turns out that I forgot to add one or two conditions to the code, but I really tried to do my best and didn’t look at other peoples’ code and wrote some parts of code correctly.
So the question is: is it ok for beginners to write some parts of code at least or they should do everything at the first attempt and only use materials provided by the camp?
Because of other …
Hi, I’m a new coder and just got to the Basic Algorithm Scripting section and I’m already frustrated. I can’t even complete a lesson without looking for answers on the internet. Eventually I just give in and find the solution online. I know I’ll never learn that way, but I don’t know what else to do. I just feel like I am never going to understand JS. Is it normal to feel like this? I know the algorithm section is designed to challenge you and teach you to think like a developer, but should I be…
Getting stuck on one algorithm problem for days or weeks is a waste of time. There’s no value to taking that long to solve one of those questions. Most of the time you have the algorithm thought out and are approaching it the correct way and you just have a simple syntax error, or at least that’s the case with me.
Try them for a couple hours. If you get stuck look up the answer and understand how it works and why your approach didn’t.
This isn’t a direct response to your question, as I am more a proponent for not looking at others’ code when challenging myself, but I still thought it a little relevant when I came across it just now on Twitter: