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HackerRank W3 — where was everyone?

The latest HackerRank weekly challenge attracted 71 entries from the US and 387 from India, but only four from the UK. I think this is the lowest turnout so far. Maybe the good weather had something to do with it. But anyway,

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Untrusted

Untrusted is a Javascript adventure game where the only way you can win is by rewriting parts of its source code as you go along. For example, in the very first level, your character (a simple “@” character) is imprisoned

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Wolfram Language

I don’t think I’ve ever found the arrival of a new programming language worth getting excited about. But this really does look interesting: If anyone ever gets round to creating a real Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, this is the

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HackerRank

Have you heard of HackerRank before? Their 20/20 Hack October programming contest launched a few hours ago. I just had a quick scan through the current leader board, and it looks like I’m the only Brit taking part in this thing so

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