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Do I have to be good at data structures in order to work as a programmer or software engineer?

I am majoring in computer engineering ,I am currently taking a data structures course but I am having real problems writing these implementations.I am really good at programming but terrible at data structures.I only know how to use STL data structures.So are there any applications of data structures in industry and do I have to be good at this course to get a programming job or any other related job?

Asked By: hg - 12/6/2008
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Yes. Data structures are just one of the things that you have to be an expert in to be a computer programmer or a software engineer.
Answered By: Lisa A - 12/6/2008
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Programming is data structures and algorithms. If you're not good at data structures you're not good at programming. But your course (or your instructor) may not be too good. Get a copy of Wirth's Algorithms + Data Structures (and study it, of course), and you'll be a better programmer.
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Answered By: colanth - 12/6/2008
 
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