loading...

Discussion on: Even Though She Was Bad At Math, She Coded

Collapse
catcarbn profile image
Cat Carbonell Author

Thanks for answering my questions!

Okay, so I will buckle down and actually try to learn essential programming math concepts. What would you recommend and where should I go to learn such things?

Collapse
upperlefty profile image
Essence Alexander

When it comes to most frontend interviews you need to really know about the data structures in JS. Algorithms aren't too complicated. Read these books and you'll be set. The first two are great if you already know the super complicated stuff in javascript, but the last book really helps you retain all that knowledge. Check them out!

Also the first two books are available online for free!

amazon.com/You-Dont-Know-Js-Book/d...

amazon.com/Eloquent-JavaScript-2nd...

amazon.com/Smarter-JavaScript-tech...

Thread Thread
catcarbn profile image
Cat Carbonell Author

I knew I was missing something. I ran into a wall while on freeCodeCamp, and was very discouraged when I simply did not know where to start when it came to the Basic Algorithm Scripting challenges. I saw the solution and thought, "Goddammit I couldn't even think of that in a million lifetimes."

I need to invest some time into learning them. Thanks for the book recommendations!

Thread Thread
upperlefty profile image
Essence Alexander

For sure, keep up the learning.

Collapse
remojansen profile image
Remo H. Jansen

No problem, I would try to search for books like:

But I would not focus on the math first, I would focus on programming first because I enjoy it more and will keep me more engaged. Then I would only try to learn maths when I actually need them for a reason (e.g. I don't understand something). In that case, learning math is not so bad because you actually get why you need it. It is very hard to learn maths when it seems useless.