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Can I use the patented Octree algorithm in a public programming challenge? [closed]

Similar to this question, but for a very different situation. I've been working-up some example code to accompany a proposed programming challenge and asking questions about the difficult bits. In my ...
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Preparing yourself for Code challenges [closed]

Just a few days ago I discovered Codility, and I tried their challenges. And I must say. I got my behind handed to me on a platter. I'm not sure what the problem was, but I'll lick my wounds and wait ...
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How effective are programming challenges in the recruiting process? [closed]

I think our company can create challenges designed to find software engineer candidates who are: Good at solving problems, not at wowing recruiters. More likely to be afraid to come up to us at a ...
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My Programming Challenges [closed]

I love programming and I can't imagine living without it. The problem is when I am developing my own unique algorithms I find it difficult to properly co-ordinate my thinking and I spend more than the ...
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Month long creative challenges for programmers? [closed]

Does anybody know of any one month creative challenges for programmers, sort of like National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMonth) but for programmers. One month in which you must create something, not ...
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When required to convert code from a language you don't know, how do you go about it? [closed]

Scenario: Your boss tells you he needs a big chunk of code in language X converting into code Y. You know code Y but are only vaguely aware of X. You only have limited amount of time. Do you try and ...
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What are the major challenges you face as a one-person ISV? [closed]

As a one-person ISV, what are the major challenges you faced? How did you overcome these challenges?
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Problem sets or challenges and solutions for beginners to practice MVC, OOP, MVT etc. type problems [closed]

Coding bat, project euler, python challenge for example are all amazing brain teasers that usually provide you with some learning material, ways to compact your code, and enhance your problem solving ...