I like being randomly given small, simple programming challenges, because after dealing with NBA Stats Tracker for so long, I can find myself straying away from the simplest approaches in favor of something more complicated, that looks “up to par” with the rest of my coding as of late. (Yeah, talking big… I know.)
That false sense of “I’m really good right now” can make you forget of how simple some things are, and the simple ways with which they can be approached. Those simple ways tend to have applications in much more complex problems, at times, so keeping them at the back of your head should be important. “It can’t be that easy” is a thought that makes quite a lot of people mess up what should be the simplest of answers.