I’ve always enjoyed writing algorithms to solve various coding problems and have found myself losing track of time while trying to solve some problem or just get this certain thing to work. It reminds me of a similar thing I’ve encountered with the addictive nature of Sid Meier’s Civilization games.
Late last year, I mentioned to a coworker my desire to spend a bit more time learning various techniques and theory. He suggested that if I’m serious, I should really just start trying to tackle some problems and we could go over it together.
The first thing he suggested? I should build a application to solve a Sudoku puzzle.
So, that’s what I’ve been doing the last few weeks. Between taking some awesome online courses through Codecademy and Udemy, as well as reading up on various books, I’ve been trying to really get into it.
How am I doing? I’ll try to share my progress in future updates.