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are there any sites with exercises/puzzles to practise?

 
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any rather challenging exercises that mainly focus on ALGORITHMS, using basic coding?

really need to brush up on critical thinking while programming, but i can't seem to find any such website so far. thanks alot
 
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You can check the ACM programming contest website. They emphasize on algorithms. But the questions are tough.
 
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Look into the Pragmatic Programmer book. It has a series of Kata (exercises) to go along with the lessons that are very highly regarded.
 
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Check out TopCoder. They hold algorithm competitions several times a month and have a rating system for those who compete. If you do well, it might be worth putting your rating on your resume. Also, the occassional tournaments pay out some hefty cash prizes. Even if you don't want to participate in the competitions, they have a decent set of practice problems. If you decide to register and compete, please put "Code-Guru" in as the referring member.
[ November 01, 2004: Message edited by: Layne Lund ]
 
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