Now that’s a classic, in its third edition now, but it’s also been hard (and is very conventional in its pedagogy) – but anyway at the end of Chapter Two there’re some classic exercises: FizzBuzz and Checkerboard.
Now I did FizzBuzz quickly, solved it in like ten/fifteen minutes…it’s been especially encouraging to learn that the book noted it as having often stumped many real-world job applicants!!!
But Checkerboard took me like six hours total – at least half of which was actually just pacing back and forth (“success is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine perspiration”)! – though I’d worked on it on another day, and in the public library, which in NYC are usually at least somewhat uncomfortable…
So are there any “real” developers or coding educators out there who know what those “metrics” may portend for my “native” programming abilities?? (Don’t worry, you can’t discourage me; after all, even ugly guys will pursue pretty girls!!)
Just curious. Thanks.