Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Dungeon Game Dungeon Entrance

Michal Janek
Michal Janek
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 30,650 Points

Should I have been able to guess most of this by myself already?

Just wondering since as Ken started making CELLS (grid) I was just sitting and watching telling myself I would have never thought of making it as a list of tuples.

Stuart Wright
Stuart Wright
41,071 Points

You say that you would never have thought of it yourself, but if it was a real life problem that you had time to think about and Google a few things, you probably could have. We don't tend to do that when progressing through Treehouse videos (even though we probably should), because they're entertaining and we want to keep watching. If we stop and study all of the notes after each video and attempt to put them into practice on a personal project, that is probably a better approach, but honestly it's not one I followed.

I always wanted to move on to the next video as soon as possible. I remember having similar thoughts while completing the Python track a few months ago - that I would never have been able to solve the problems Kenneth solved if I was left on my own, but feeling like I should be able to. It wasn't until after completing the entire Python track that I decided to solve real world problems in Python (I use it for data analysis in my job). I'm not saying it's easy but the Treehouse track was definitely a huge help, and you will continue to learn well after you complete the track and start working on personal projects (by Googling, referring back to the videos and reading documentation).

Edit to add: I just realised that the 'Python Collections' course has been updated since I completed it, so I've not watched the specific video you're talking about. I doubt it would change my answer though.