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Nov 15, 2023
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I am just a newbie trying to learn and understand the concept of DSA and CP. I know little bit C++ and Java and somewhat Python. I am graduated in computer science.

Well I am in my noob phase now so just trying to learn and gain knowledge as much as I can.

May the force be with you.

Jan 24, 2024
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Hello! Welcome to the exciting world of computer science, programming, and algorithmic problem-solving! It's great to hear that you're eager to learn and expand your knowledge in data structures and algorithms (DSA) and competitive programming (CP).
Here are a few tips to help you navigate through your learning journey:
  1. Start with the Basics:
    • Ensure you have a solid understanding of the basics of programming in C++, Java, or Python.
    • Familiarize yourself with concepts like loops, conditionals, functions, and basic data structures (arrays, linked lists, etc.).
  2. Learn Data Structures:
    • Begin with fundamental data structures like arrays, linked lists, stacks, queues, and trees.
    • Understand the time and space complexities associated with these data structures.
  3. Algorithms:
    • Study sorting and searching algorithms (e.g., bubble sort, merge sort, binary search).
    • Move on to more advanced algorithms such as dynamic programming, greedy algorithms, and graph algorithms.
  4. Practice, Practice, Practice:
    • Solve coding problems regularly on platforms like LeetCode, HackerRank, or Codeforces.
    • Practice is crucial for improving problem-solving skills and gaining confidence.
  5. Read and Understand Solutions:
    • After attempting a problem, read and understand the solutions, especially those that are more optimized.
    • Analyze the time and space complexities of different solutions.
  6. Participate in Competitive Programming:
    • Join online coding competitions on platforms like Codeforces, AtCoder, or TopCoder.
    • Competitive programming challenges can help you apply your knowledge in a time-constrained environment.
  7. Utilize Online Resources:
    • Explore online courses, tutorials, and coding challenges available on platforms like Coursera, edX, or GeeksforGeeks.
  8. Build Projects:
    • Apply your skills by working on small projects.
    • Building projects can enhance your problem-solving abilities and give you practical experience.
  9. Connect with the Community:
    • Join other programming communities, forums, or social media groups to interact with others and seek guidance.
  10. Stay Consistent:
    • Learning DSA and CP is a gradual process. Stay consistent and don't get discouraged by challenges.
Remember, the key is to enjoy the learning process and not be afraid to ask questions when needed. The force is with you on your programming journey! If you have specific questions or need further guidance, feel free to ask. Happy coding!

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