“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
I can use the quote from Benjamin Franklin or the straight-forward one from my professor “You learn programming by programming.”. So, for gaining further knowledge about Python and how to use it, I subscribed to the mailing-list @ dailycodingproblem.com and try to solve every day a new problem. Most of them seem easily doable, because – at least – I know algorithms and have developed software for some ~years~ decades. But then hypocrisy hits reality and I realize that my Python-skills are virtually non-existant 🙂 So I do a lot of look-ups at stackoverflow, the internet and the manuals for python-standard-libraries. And this is fine, totally fine. Because this way I learn (it the hard way).
Results are committed at: https://github.com/marcelpetrick/pythonCollection/tree/master/dailyCodingTask
And – which I am really happy about – I tend to write proper unit-tests BEFORE I start implementing the real functionality!
dailycodingproblem.com always adds some example-data and the expected result. This is already the first test.