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 Post subject: Challenges
PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:41 pm 
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I think this is the right place to put this (though I'm not sure after reading a few other topics under this forum).

Anyway, I was thinking it would be fun to have weekly/biweekly/monthly coding challenges that everyone can enter.

Things I had in mind were:

Writing a simple script in as few characters/smallest file size possible (e.g. filewriter, contact form) but that meets certain minimum requirements.
Writing the most obfuscated and confusing script possible.
Further to the obfuscation idea: a mod writing a 'common' script, which everyone must take away and obfuscate as much as possible, without changing the functionality.
Writing a script using no/restricted predefined PHP functions (this would need some thought, but it could provide a good challenge).
Writing a script which reads as a poem/recipe/story (through use of PHP keywords/variable names).

I think this has some potential to be fun and I'd love to see some of the crazy things that people come up with.

Anyone have any further thoughts/suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Challenges
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:21 pm 
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I think the first two have been done many times, although the others sound original and fun.

Count me in :)


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 Post subject: Re: Challenges
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:28 pm 
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count me in as well


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 Post subject: Re: Challenges
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:17 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Challenges
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:33 pm 
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count me aswell :)


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 Post subject: Re: Challenges
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:23 pm 
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Hey sorry for the delayed reply. Good to see some people are interested in giving this a try! I'm thinking monthly would be best, as I'm not sure many people would have the time for weeky/biweekly. Any thoughts on how to organise this?


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