i looked around CodeChef, and mostly saw coding examples which have very little to do with real life software development, so the question would be, should i focus on getting better at solving problems with data structures, or algorithms, or i will get better at (coding) by solving real life software development problems , and i give you few examples here:
- How can we do performance analysis of a REST based Web Service
- Design a WebService which will provide a calculator as service
- Or even Simpler… How can we test Exceptions
So the question is if we become good in coding, are we better software developer’s as well ?
and how do we if the code is better, or best ? Do we do a Big ( O ) Analysis on every Algorithm, but not every code HAS an algorithm, so what if its optimal, but not maintainable. then ? how do we rate it ?
By Coding any (MOST) abstract problems can be solved, but is that understandable, extensible, maintainable, simple, elegant, etc etc etc