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Competitive programming skills are very different than cs skillset.

Sure, you can get a head start with competitive programming, but some cs things take years and years of research. No matter how fast you can come up with 100 liner algorithms, it doesn't necessarily benefit you in cs.

But if you're interested in competitive programming, there are websites such as topcoder and codeforces. If you are just starting out, the book "Cracking the coding interview" can be very beneficial.

 

since that is the real durable computer science.

Can you elaborate on this?

 

I think what he means is Data structures and Algorithms don't change with time while other techs (frameworks, libraries, languages,...) do.

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