The third part of Computational Thinking is the most important one: How do you design an algorithm?
It all starts with the idea for a new program. The problem is well understood and already broken down into smaller problems. You've already identified a few recurring patterns.
An algorithm helps you to break down a problem into concrete steps for the computer to execute.
Let's say you're tasked with determining if a given email address has the right format. The input parameter is an email address a user has filled into a web form. The algorithm needs to return
false. Does the address include an
@ sign? If not, return
false. Does the address include a top-level domain? If not, return
false. And so on.
What are your thoughts on this? How did you learn to design algorithms?
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