This past Learn Something, we presented our learners with a challenge: write a program that will solve doublets, those word puzzles you see in newspapers sometimes. While all teams completed the task, Jeff Yates finished with the most complete solution, which offered the shortest answer to the puzzle. The solutions presented ended up bringing up neat concepts like trees, breadth-first vs depth-first traversal, charts, and navigation algorithms.
Last month at Learn Something we tried something new, and it turned out really well! Learn Something has always been a great place to get together and work on whatever everyone is interested in. Lately we’ve had a lot more inexperienced developers joining us and we wanted to make it easier for them to jump right in, contribute, and gain some skills. With that in mind, we decided to try something more structured that could involve everyone who was interested. [Continue Reading]