How to find the perfect solution

Let’s say you have a huge programming problem to solve. This is one of the approaches I’ve found to work.

  • You spend hours scouring Google, StackOverflow and some obscure tutorials
  • You try tons of approaches, none of which work
  • Defeated, you try to explain it to a colleague in search for help
  • You suddenly find the perfect solution while you explain the problem to your colleague
  • You go back to your desk and solve your problem

I’ve found solutions to my problems this way more times than I’d like to admit.

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