I’ve recently decided to brush up on my programming skills with one of the courses on Udemy. Despite completing a degree in Computer Science back in the day, my recent focus has been away from software development and a lot has changed since I graduated.
At university I studied mathematics and algorithms but actual programming was performed on archaic languages – such as Pascal for high-level and Assembly for low-level programming.
Although they provide a solid foundation, I was looking for something more practical and because of this I ended up taking up Python because of its versatility. Python is not only widely used, but can also be applied to a variety of projects, including data analysis and machine learning.
The course has been very good and Jupyter notebooks with extensive comments and exercises are available for free on GitHub.
You can start applying it in practice straight away or just have some fun with your own pet projects.
If you’re an experienced developer or just want to have some extra practice, I found the below brain teasers quite entertaining:
- Basic coding practice – CodingBat
- Project Euler
- More coding practice – CodeAbbey
- DailyProgrammer – Reddit
- Python Challenge
The course also has a great community, so I highly recommend checking it out.