[Tutor] Coding Challenges

Martin A. Brown martin at linux-ip.net
Mon May 21 17:14:13 CEST 2012


 : Being new to programming, I've found that my learning is 
 : accelerated when I've been asked to write scripts and deliver 
 : them in a specified time frame...Then, have those scripts 
 : critiqued.
 : My question: Would the moderators of this list be interested in 
 : creating a monthly "challenge" of sorts? Then, those who 
 : participated could receive suggestions on how their code could 
 : have been written differently.
 : If not, and you know of something else like this that exists, 
 : would you kindly share those resources?

I'm answering a question slightly tangential to what you asked, in 
the time-honored tradition of asking a completely different 

Are you familiar with Project Euler?


I don't know whether critique is involved in the Project Euler, 
though.  I would agree, having a concrete task to approach is a good 
way to learn.



Martin A. Brown

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