The puzzles tag is for discussing algorithms and design approaches for solving programming puzzles. Puzzle competitions or contests should be asked at Programming Puzzles & Code Golf.

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Where can I find programming puzzles and challenges? [closed]

I'm trying to find places where I can hone my craft outside the context of school or work. Are there places online, or books available, where I can access lists of programming puzzles or challenges?
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Tricky logic puzzles - Are they really useful in assessing programming skills?

In the last interview I attended, I was asked to solve a puzzle where I was expected to measure exactly blah liters of water given two buckets with capacities - blah and blah liters respectively. I ...
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Books having graded collection of programming problems [closed]

I am looking for a book with graded (i.e from low to high level of difficulty) collection of programming problems. The problems I am interested in are Algorithm/Data Structure problems, since this is ...
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Any ideas about puzzles and recruitment with Coderloop?

Does anybody have any experience with Coderloop? It is supposed to be community of developers solving programming puzzles, and they use that information to help companies recruit. Has anybody been ...