Although I am not an active job seeker, I got a tip to try out HackerRank. The site says it is dedicated to job seekers and companies hiring talents but it seems it has another benefit: It gives the nostalgic feeling of programming competitions ( like TopCoder) but keeps the problem complexity on a level that can be done without investing a significant amount of time to learn competitive programming.

I haven’t seen these topics since the university

Although I am not an active job seeker, I got a tip to try out HackerRank. The site says it is dedicated to job seekers and companies hiring talents but it seems it has another benefit: It gives the nostalgic feeling of programming competitions ( like TopCoder) but keeps the problem complexity on a level that can be done without investing a significant amount of time to learn competitive programming.

Solving this kind of problems (puzzles?) refreshes the brain. As a back end and database developer, some kind of fun to dig into algorithms and data structures again. To tell the truth, I haven’t met with these topics since the university. I had to re-discover arrays, hash tables, linked lists, and graphs. Re-read big O notation and some algorithms.

Fingers crossed

And it was a fun. Figuring out the solution for a problem and forgetting connection pools, customers and security issues and taking a beer with some snack means some kind of entertainment.

Job seeker or not, it doesn’t mind. The approach of this site trains a brain and makes me thinking out of my regular box.

My recommendation is: enjoy coding 😀


InvisibleProgrammer

A remote senior software engineer.

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