How do you learn things which are not googleable?

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Re: How do you learn things which are not googleable?

Posted 28 April 2016 - 07:42 AM

Who said that? It's sort of accurate. Programming is giving steps to solve a problem. So, if you not think in an algorithmic fashion, programming is unlikely.
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Re: How do you learn things which are not googleable?

Posted 28 April 2016 - 07:52 AM

View PostSkyAdrenalin, on 28 April 2016 - 09:35 AM, said:

hi i want to ask can somebody help me with algorithms they told me that if i don't know algorithims i can't be a programmer...


What sort of help do you need? The best way to get started on a large subject like this is to take a class taught by someone with the knowledge that you need. If you're in the US or Europe, there is likely a community college, state college, or state university near you that offers this course. I would start there.

Second-best (distant second) would be to go through Tim Roughgarden's course on Algorithms on Coursera.
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Re: How do you learn things which are not googleable?

Posted 28 April 2016 - 01:18 PM

View PostSkyAdrenalin, on 28 April 2016 - 03:35 PM, said:

hi i want to ask can somebody help me with algorithms they told me that if i don't know algorithims i can't be a programmer...

Who told you that? Complex algorithms are usually written by mathematicians or scientists rather than programmers.
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Re: How do you learn things which are not googleable?

Posted 28 April 2016 - 01:43 PM

Well, it's true that novel algorithms that are of interest to computer scientists are generally developed by computer scientists. But surely if you're hiring a programmer you want someone who understands how to think about the time complexity of the solutions they come up with, at the very minimum.

I don't think I've ever had a technical interview that didn't get into understanding of algorithms at least to some degree.
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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:39 AM

if someone can tell me a good tutorial for algorithms beside that on coursera because in coursera they begin not from basic level i want some begginer tutorials for algorithms... thanks
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Re: How do you learn things which are not googleable?

Posted 01 May 2016 - 03:22 AM

Perhaps the book Grokking Algorithms will be of use to you.
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Posted 01 May 2016 - 07:25 AM

If you're having trouble with the Roughgarden or Sedgewick courses, you probably want to go back and shore up your math. Try taking a discrete math course.
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Re: How do you learn things which are not googleable?

Posted 06 May 2016 - 10:37 AM

Don't be afraid to ask. Join forums and state your problems. Surely, there are more knowledgeable people willing to help you.
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