Do You Solve Programming Problems or Complete Exercises? (The Difference Matters.)

Exercise with Exercises

Maintain What You’ve Gained

Dealing with Ambiguity

  • An error message appears each time your program runs. Why? What’s going on? Where’s the bug? How can you fix it?
  • You pull up a new problem statement. You read it and re-read it. At first glance, you’ve got no idea what’s going on, let alone what you need to do to solve it. You may even get the “deer in headlights” sensation that’s accompanied by a pit in the bottom of your stomach. (You picked a good problem!)
  • You need to learn about relational databases. That’s pretty broad. How are you going to go about it? What to focus on first? What matters most? What do you really need to know right now?

Embrace the Struggle

Which Is It: Problems or Exercises?

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