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5 Website to learn and improve your Algorithm and Data Structure skills

Having extensive knowledge of Algorithms and Data Structures is a very necessary skill in our everyday programming lives.

The problem most beginners often face is the bane of finding good resources on the subject matter.

I have prepared a list of five (5) platforms that will help you improve your Algorithms and Data Structure skills.

Why Improve your Algorithmic skills?

  • Better chance of getting a good-paying job at a Top Tech company
  • Expands your codebase knowledge beyond a singular monolith style of thinking
  • Makes you write better code

Let's get started πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

1] Hackerrank

I ❀️ Hackerrank.

Hackerrank was where I started my Algorithms and Data Structures journey over 5 years ago. Before then, I was just another moderate programmer who just wrote code anyhow he saw fit.

Hackerrank has a lot of coding challenges, tutorials, and competitions that keep you at your feet and wanting more.

The more you learn on their platform and solve challenges, the more your chances of even getting hired.

2] Topcoder

Topcoder is another great platform to learn and improve your Algorithmic skills.

Topcoder offers a lot of coding challenges and is a very competitive platform for mid to expert-level programmers. They also offer a lot of community-level tutorials for beginners seeking to improve their algorithmic skills.

3] CodeChef

CodeChef is a platform filled with a lot of active competitive programmers. In retrospect to Topcoder, CodeChef is a better alternative to start with.

CodeChef offers many great tutorials on learning Algorithms and Data Structures and is also a great place to team up with groups of like-minded programmers just like yourself.

4] Coderbyte

Coderbyte is another great platform for improving your Algorithmic skills and general programming skills.

Coderbyte offers various coding challenges and community solutions for you to learn from.

However, not a free platform, you will need to pay a subscription fee to gain access to more advanced coding challenges. However, there are free challenges available for you to begin with and they span from beginner level to expert level

5] LeetCode

LeetCode is one of the best platforms to help you enhance your skills. In retrospect to Coderbyte, LeetCode is a better alternative to start with. Just like Coderbyte, it's not entirely free and they offer a premium subscription fee to gain access to more features.

Conclusion

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