What is Code Golf?
Based on the original perl golf, Code Golf allows you to show off your code-fu by trying to solve coding problems using the least number of keystrokes.
You're not just limited to Perl either - PHP, Python and Ruby are all available too.
Challenges are always open, and your entries are automatically scored so you can start playing right away!
Posted 29.08.2008 by carldr.
It's not quite a record given it's been only 217 days since Choose was added to the site, but we have a new challenge for you.
The challenge involves representing a time given in digital format (ie, hh:mm) on an analogue-style clock face. As usual, the challenge description gives you all the information you require - Visit it at Saving Time.
Thanks go to Arpad Ray for sending in this challenge.
Posted 15.01.2008 by carldr.
We had planned to release this challenge a little earlier than this, but with the holidays and all, it got a little delayed.
The challenge asks you to calculate how many different ways you can pick a certain number of items from a larger set of those items. Don’t be scared off if you don’t know how to do this, all the information you need is in the challenge description. Visit the Choose challenge page.
Thanks go to Flagitious for sending in this challenge.
Something that might be of interest to you Code Golfers – Flagitious recently created a language called GolfScript. which was designed specifically to be good for golfing. Please visit the site and have a look.
To give you an idea of how good it is, this challenge can be solved in 21 bytes in GolfScript, which he estimates being half the size of what the winning submission on Code Golf will be!
Posted 06.12.2007 by carldr.
Wow, it only seems like 236 yesterdays ago when we added the Tower of Hanoi challenge!
But here you are – Something new to play with. It’s a nice and simple one, involving finding the row or column in a grid of numbers which has the highest aggregate total. Read all about it on the Grid Computing challenge page, where you’ll see all the information you need.
Thanks to Ciaran Walsh for submitting the challenge.
So, how long until the next challenge you might ask? Who knows, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to land in less than 237 days.
Tower of Hanoi
Posted 13.04.2007 by carldr.
To celebrate the first Friday the 13th of 2007, we have a new challenge for you kerrrazy golfers. I’m sure most of you have heard of the Tower of Hanoi. This challenge requires you to take a starting position of the puzzle and organise the pegs onto one peg. Read all about it on the Tower of Hanoi challenge page, where you’ll see all the information you need.
I’m going to make the bold promise that we’ll have a new challenge next Friday, but I’ve said that before so we’ll see if it actually happens!