Exercises for Programmers
57 Challenges to Develop Your Coding Skills
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Final Release Date: September 2015
Pages: 110

When you write software, you need to be at the top of your game. Great programmers practice to keep their skills sharp. Get sharp and stay sharp with more than fifty practice exercises rooted in real-world scenarios. If you're a new programmer, these challenges will help you learn what you need to break into the field, and if you're a seasoned pro, you can use these exercises to learn that hot new language for your next gig.

One of the best ways to learn a programming language is to use it to solve problems. That's what this book is all about. Instead of questions rooted in theory, this book presents problems you'll encounter in everyday software development. These problems are designed for people learning their first programming language, and they also provide a learning path for experienced developers to learn a new language quickly.

Start with simple input and output programs. Do some currency conversion and figure out how many months it takes to pay off a credit card. Calculate blood alcohol content and determine if it's safe to drive. Replace words in files and filter records, and use web services to display the weather, store data, and show how many people are in space right now. At the end you'll tackle a few larger programs that will help you bring everything together.

Each problem includes constraints and challenges to push you further, but it's up to you to come up with the solutions. And next year, when you want to learn a new programming language or style of programming (perhaps OOP vs. functional), you can work through this book again, using new approaches to solve familiar problems.

What You Need:

You need access to a computer, a programming language reference, and the programming language you want to use.

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Great tool to practice programming

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    Comments about oreilly Exercises for Programmers:

    This is a set of tasks to create small to medium size programs, that aims at providing programmers with problems to practice their skills. The book is divided in several topics, and begins with very easy problems which get progressively harder. Each task has several additional challenges, to make the problem more complicated. The main focus is to master the chosen programming language/API.

    The great thing is one needs to delve deeply into the language manual/specification.

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