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#1

Hii friends , i want to become a best programmer , i started solving problems in codechef and i try my best but solve only 2 or 3 problems in long challenge , then i got suggestions from best coders that i have to first practice questions on spoj, but my problem is that i take too much time to understand a problem … how can i tackle that issue and what would my preparation strategy to become best programmer in 2 years bz i m in b.tech pre final year i think i have lost so much time in only learning languages and application development and not focussing on algorithm development!!
Plz guide me what i do!!


#2

First of all up vote for your question. Secondly i would like to suggest you to read LET US C BY YASWANT KANETHKAR for learning C language.


#3

Hello, let me describe my story, upto APRIL14 I am able to do only 2 questions in long contest, So what I have done is(From May14 to July 14) I have practised questions that require algorithmic knowledge(like Greedy,DP,Maths,…) So slowly I have got experience in solving problems(experience in the sense “ability to think”).And now I am able to solve upto 6 problems in long contest(Of course I need to practise more to do better).So my advice is that Just practise practise practise.And I guess 2 years is more than enough to become good coder(of course you need to practise regularly, and participate in online programming contests).Now comming to practise : I suggest you to start solving easy problems, after you are comforatable with those, shift to problems which require algorithmic knowledge, and much deeper thinking.The below links may help you :

http://www.quora.com/What-was-Anudeep-Nekkantis-Competitive-Programming-strategy-to-become-35th-in-Global-ranking-in-just-6-7-months/


http://www.quora.com/How-did-Anudeep-Nekkanti-become-so-good-at-competitive-programming/answer/Anudeep-Nekkanti


Best,

Chaitanya


#4

Thanks @achaitanyasai for ur valuable suggestions!!


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#6

@achaitanyasai

Really nice efforts, can you please share the links you think are important for building algorithmic thinking…


#7

Let us C is the last book I would suggest anyone to read.