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Code Challenges?

James Gray
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Joined: Sep 10, 2001
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I'm not sure if this has been discussed before, but on a board a friend of mine frequents they have "Code Challenges" on a regular basis. These challenges, are usually some simple to moderate program with some kind of twist. For example, two that stick out in my head are roughly described below:
1. Create a console program in any language that picks a random number between 1 and 100 and displays it in such a way that the number representation fills as much of an 80 x 24 display as possible. The source code file that is the fewests bytes wins.
2. (This one was actually an Java challenge.) Create a complete, working, graphical version of Hunt the Wumpus in one hour or less.
Please understand, those are just examples.
Some challenges had prizes others were just for fun, but they all received lots of support and publication.
My question then is do we have interest here for a similar program for Java coders? Would any of you be willing to participate? Would the JavaRanch support such an activity in any way? Post your comments and concerns below and if there seems to be an interest, I'll see what I can do...
John Kilbourne
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Joined: Aug 22, 2001
Posts: 30
I'd be interested. The challenges could be partly useful and partly fun: make 4 different types of password entry boxes; use 12 different Swing components in a program that does something completely different like parse text or calculate compound interest amotization; etc.
Matthew Phillips
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Joined: Mar 09, 2001
Posts: 2676
I am always looking for more to code. I am currently going through the Cattle Drive, but I can always use more practice.
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parul patidar
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Joined: Sep 07, 2001
Posts: 53
i would like to participate provided i get time
Carl Trusiak
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Joined: Jun 13, 2000
Posts: 3340
Interesting! I think this is something to be discussed under the JavaRanch Forum where we entertain improves or new processes for the site. I'm moving this there.


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