Learn Recursion, Dammit
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Learn Recursion, Dammit

About the Book

Learn recursion, once and for all.

Tired of people saying that recursion is easy? Tired of seeing the same Fibonacci and factorial examples everywhere? None of that here. No FIBbing.

Recursion is not easy. If it were, you wouldn't be here right now. But, with practice and a good coach, you can do this. You are smart. Anyone who has told you that you can't learn recursion is not.

I've taught recursion to thousands of students over the past 15 years. I'm ready to help you. Let's freakin' do this already :)

Minimum price will increase as I write more stuff -- grab now!

I appreciate any donations, and they will encourage me to continue this work and/or feed my saltines addiction, but I cannot promise a timeline or amount of content. I'll do my best.

About the Author

Daniel Zingaro
Daniel Zingaro

Dr. Daniel Zingaro is an associate teaching professor of computer science and award-winning teacher at the University of Toronto. His main area of research is computer science education, where he studies how students learn (and sometimes don't learn) computer science material.

He is the author of Algorithmic Thinking (No Starch Press, 2021), a book that helps learners understand and use algorithms and data structures; and the author of Learn to Code by Solving Problems (No Starch Press, 2021), a book that teaches Python using competitive programming puzzles.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: The Bad Dogs Problem
    • Bad Dogs
    • Bonus: Returning the Valid Configurations
    • Summary: What the Hell Is Recursion, Then?
  • Chapter 2: The Best Team Problem
    • The Best Team

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