Why I Build Data Structures Outside Of Coding Problems

May 05, 2022

How comfortable are you with the data structures you use?

My mentor, a professional C++ Engineer, always asks me to build data structures repeatedly. Often back to back.

While he could give me leet-code-style coding challenges, he thinks becoming extremely comfortable with data structures is more important in the early stages.

I tend to agree. The more I build data structures, the more quickly I can solve problems with them.

Where to start

There are many great Youtube videos on data structures and several online courses.

here are a few of my favorites

I also find typing “data structure you are learning” + “coding language” highly effective.

Still not sure what to start with?

Try completing my one week data structure challenge!

My Data Structures Challenge

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