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Coding problems for down the road

Coding problems for down the road

From:
Scott Werner
Date:
2010-07-20 @ 18:38
I know right now there's only lessons in hackety, but I found a really neat
resource that may be a nice addition down the road.

Http://codingbat.com

I've only played a bit with it so far, and they only have python and java,
but what is everyones thoughts?

I know there are a lot of online programming problem sites out there, but
not as many with problems this geared toward beginners.

Re: [hacketyhack] Coding problems for down the road

From:
Steve Klabnik
Date:
2010-07-20 @ 19:05
Yeah, codingbat is pretty cool.

I really want to see Lessons moving in two separate directions:

First, I want to have a full three tracks of actual lessons that are
"Blessed" and come with Hackety itself. The beginning lessons are _why's
original lessons. Super easy, very basic, tons of fun. Then, I'd like to
have an 'intermediate' track that's more like a traditional foundations of
programming course or courses. Basic data structures and algorithms type of
stuff. Third, some sort of crazy advanced stuff. Not sure exactly.

Then, I'd also like to have the ability to grab 'community' lessons and
lesson sets. Eventually, there'd be some sort of path for community lessons
to migrate into the 'blessed' lessons. I'm not sure how this works. I'm not
sure if it's a full blown voting / reviews blah blah blah system, or just a
simple list of 'lessons people have made.'

In any case, it's great to see other people working on creating free
teaching material for people to learn with.

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 2:38 PM, Scott Werner <stwerner@vt.edu> wrote:

> I know right now there's only lessons in hackety, but I found a really neat
> resource that may be a nice addition down the road.
>
> Http://codingbat.com
>
> I've only played a bit with it so far, and they only have python and java,
> but what is everyones thoughts?
>
> I know there are a lot of online programming problem sites out there, but
> not as many with problems this geared toward beginners.
>