A gift to q puzzle solvers called Advent of Code

2 Dec 2015 | , ,
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Are you a puzzler and a coder? In that case you might like to
test your q programming skills with Eric Wastl’s Advent of Code

Advent of Code is a series of small programming puzzles for a variety
of skill levels. They are self-contained and are just as appropriate
for an expert who wants to stay sharp as they are for a beginner who
is just learning to code. Each puzzle calls upon different skills and
has two parts that build on a theme.

The kdb+/q customer listbox is having a bash at the puzzles, why don’t
you? bit.ly/1Nokx6J


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Kdb+ Mastermind Challenge

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The Kx Community NYC Meetup recently competed in a Mastermind coding competition moderated by expert kdb+ programmer Nick Psaris, author of the book “Q Tips: Fast, Scalable and Maintainable Kdb+.” The top four solutions were notable for the completely different approaches they took. Mastermind is a popular code-breaking game introduced in 1975 that pits a “codemaker” against a “codebreaker.” The “code,” represented by four pegs chosen from a universe of 6 colors, is picked by the “codemaker.” The “codebreaker” continually makes 4-peg guesses and is told by the “codemaker” how many are the correct color in the correct position, and how many are the correct color in the wrong position.