Wouldn’t it be great if there was a simple test you could take (or give to your kids) to determine your chances of success? Well, there is. The only problem is it’s really, really, really boring. It’s called Coding Speed Test and it has absolutely nothing to do with your ability to code. The US government gives it as part of the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) test.
It’s not necessarily the smartest who succeed but the people who are willing to keep trying. If this isn’t something that comes naturally to you, you can change that.