Felipe Elias Philipp Winner RPCFN - 1 (Reprint)

Note: This article first appeared on 8th Oct. 2009 but the original is not accessible; hence the reprint. In this brief interview, Satish Talim of RubyLearning talks to Felipe Elias Philipp of Brazil, winner of the first-ever Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies. Satish Welcome Felipe and thanks for taking out time to share your thoughts. For the benefit of the readers, could you tell us something about your self? Felipe Thanks Satish for the opportunity.

RPCFN: Average Arrival Time For A Flight - 2 Reprint

Note: This article first appeared on 8th Oct. 2009 but the original is not accessible; hence the reprint. Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies RPCFN: Average Arrival Time For A Flight (#2) By Chris Strom Thank you for the very encouraging response to the first-ever “Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies (RPCFN)“. The second Ruby challenge is from Chris Strom. About Chris Strom Chris Strom (twitter / blog) in his day job, is the Director of Software Engineering for mdlogix, a small company in Baltimore, Maryland.

RPCFN: Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies (Reprint)

RPCFN: Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies Note: This article first appeared on 20th Sept. 2009 but the original is not accessible; hence the reprint. After a very encouraging response to our poll from YOU, the readers of the RL blog, RL is happy to announce the first-ever fortnightly (every 14 days) “Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies (RPCFN)” that starts on Friday, 25th Sept. 2009. What Is The RPCFN? The RPCFN is a fortnightly (every 14 days) programming challenge for Ruby Newbies in the spirit of the Ruby Quiz.

RPCFN: Shift Subtitle Reprint

Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies RPCFN: Shift Subtitle (#1) By Fabio Akita Note: This article first appeared on 24th Sept. 2009 but the original is not accessible; hence the reprint. After a very encouraging response to our poll from YOU, the readers of the RL blog, RL is happy to announce the first-ever fortnightly ( bi-weekly / every 14 days) “Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies (RPCFN)” in Ruby. Thanks to YOU, the Ruby community, people like Fabio Akita and companies like Locaweb who make all of this possible.

Poll: Ruby Problems for Beginners and Prizes (Reprint)

Note: This article first appeared on 13th Sept. 2009 but the original is not accessible; hence the reprint. Poll: Ruby Problems for Beginners and Prizes Many RubyLearning participants wrote in asking RubyLearning to start a weekly post containing a problem to be solved using Ruby. A problem will be posted here every week / fortnight and anyone is free to offer their solution (the solution should be clear-cut, follow Ruby conventions and still be easy to understand) as a comment to the blog post.

RPCFN: Japanese Mosaic Problem - 14

Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies

RPCFN: Japanese Mosaic Problem (#14)

– By Joseph Wilk

About Joseph Wilk

Joseph
Wilk Joseph Wilk is a member of the core development team for Cucumber. He has been developing for the web for over 10 years

Programming Challenge for Newbies in Clojure and Python too?

Programming Challenge for Newbies in Clojure and Python too? RubyLearning has been conducting the monthly Ruby Programming Challenge for Newbies for over a year now and so far 12 challenges have been completed. The 13th challenge is in progress. All this was possible due to the extensive support we got from Rubyists across the world. Also, you all indicated that we continue with these challenges in the months to come. Recently, my colleague Dhananjay Nene posted a Python based solution to the 13th Ruby challenge.

RPCFN: Economics 101 - 13

Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies RPCFN: Economics 101 (#13) – By Dr. Bruce Scharlau About Dr. Bruce Scharlau In Dr. Bruce’s own words: “I’ve been using and teaching Ruby since trying out the cookbook example in the summer of 2006. As soon as I saw how much easier it all was with Ruby and Rails, I was hooked. I now try to do as much with Ruby as I can with my teaching and own work.

Do YOU want us to continue with the Ruby Challenge for Newbies?

RubyLearning has been conducting the monthly Ruby Programming Challenge for Newbies for over a year now and so far 11 challenges have been completed. The 12th Challenge is in progress. All this was possible due to the extensive support we got from Rubyists across the world.

RPCFN: Cycle Tracks - 12

Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies

RPCFN: Cycle Tracks (#12)

– By David Griffiths

Today, we complete one year of Ruby Programming Challenge for Newbies. RubyLearning is grateful to all the Ruby experts and participants who have actively helped make these challenges interesting and popular.

Dmitry Lipovoi Winner RPCFN - 10

RPCFN: The Game of Life - 11

Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies RPCFN: The Game of Life (#11) By Elise Huard About Elise Huard Elise Huard is based in Brussels, Belgium and is the owner of Jabberwocky, a solutions company mostly focused on Rails. She has worked with a few other technologies before falling in love with Rails and Ruby about 3 years ago and going freelance to work with Ruby full time. She contributes to open source projects as much as she can, and has given talks at a few Ruby and Rails conferences.

Benoit Daloze Winner RPCFN - 9

In this brief interview, Satish Talim of RubyLearning talks to Benoit Daloze of Belgium, winner of the ninth Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies. Satish>> Welcome Benoit and thanks for taking out time to share your thoughts. For the benefit of the readers, could you tell us something about your self? Benoit>> I would first like to thank RubyLearning for all they have done. I am a 19 year old student in first bachelor in computer sciences (at UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve).

RPCFN: Business Hours - 10

Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies RPCFN: Business Hours (#10) By Ryan Bates About Ryan Bates Ryan Bates has been involved in web development since 1998. In 2005 he started working professionally with Ruby and Rails and is now best known for his work on Railscasts, the free Ruby on Rails screencast series. Ryan has this to say about the challenge: Sometimes when working in a structured framework environment such as Rails it is easy to forget about the fundamentals of Ruby and how to organize code.

Paul Barry Winner RPCFN - 8

RPCFN: Interactive Fiction - 9

Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies RPCFN: Interactive Fiction (#9) – By Avdi Grimm About Avdi Grimm Avdi Grimm is a husband, father, software cultivator living in southern Pennsylvania, USA. He has been been working with the Ruby language for almost ten years, and is still finding new reasons to love it. He is the author of NullDB, Hammertime, AlterEgo, HookR and numerous other Rubygems and has contributed code to Gemcutter, UtilityBelt, the DataMapper/SimpleDB adapter, and other projects.

RPCFN: XML Transformer - 8

Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies RPCFN: XML Transformer (#8) – By Jamie van Dyke About Jamie van Dyke Jamie van Dyke has been using Ruby and Rails since the beginning of 2005, has contributed significantly to the Rails documentation and code base, as well as running his own Rails business and being responsible for building Engine Yard’s European support team. Jamie is now the CTO over at Boxedup. Jamie has this to say about the challenge: This challenge is ideal for both beginner and advanced users.

Dmitriy Nagirnyak Winner RPCFN - 7

Guillaume Petit Winner RPCFN - 6

In this brief interview, Satish Talim of RubyLearning talks to Guillaume Petit of France, winner of the sixth Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies. Satish>> Welcome Guillaume and thanks for taking out time to share your thoughts. For the benefit of the readers, could you tell us something about your self? Guillaume>> Thanks Satish for the opportunity. My name is Guillaume Petit a 26 year old nomad who sets off on a journey in the world of programming languages and has not come back yet!

RPCFN: Broadsides - 7

Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies RPCFN: Broadsides (#7) – By James Edward Gray II About James Edward Gray II James Edward Gray II was called into the principal’s office in high school for writing a black jack program on his calculator and beaming it to all the math students almost 20 years ago. He’s been tinkering with little code challenges ever since. After discovering Ruby, he formalized this process by creating the Ruby Quiz.

RPCFN: Fair Distribution - 6

Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies RPCFN: Fair Distribution (#6) – By John Trupiano About John Trupiano John Trupiano (twitter) is the co-founder of SmartLogic, the premiere Ruby development team in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an active member in the technology and business communities in the mid-Atlantic region. He is highly involved with the local Ruby user group (Bmore on Rails) and recently organized the first ever Maryland TechCrawl, a show and tell event showcasing the exciting and innovative technologies being developed in the region.

Patrick McKenzie Winner RPCFN - 5

RPCFN: Mazes - 5

RubyLearning wishes all its readers and their friends and families a happy, healthy 2010. Thanks to everyone for the support and encouragement this year. It’s been a fun and rewarding year and we do appreciate all that you contribute to this site.

Aleksey Gureiev Winner RPCFN - 4

RPCFN: Ruby**Fun 4

Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies RPCFN: Ruby**Fun (#4) By Michael Kohl About Michael Kohl Michael Kohl (Twitter / blog) in his day job, works as an IT systems engineer in Vienna, Austria. He fell in love with Ruby in 2003 or so, maintained various Ruby-related packages for Gentoo Linux from 2004-2006 and started being an assistant teacher for RubyLearning.org in early 2009. Besides all things Ruby his interests include mathematics, literature, travelling, foreign languages, (functional) programming languages (e.g.

Todd Huss Winner RPCFN - 3

RPCFN: Short Circuit - 3

Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies RPCFN: Short Circuit (#3) – By Gautam Rege About Gautam Rege Gautam Rege (twitter / blog) is based in Pune, one of the busiest IT hubs in India. He has done his computer engineering from Pune Institute of Computer Technology (PICT) and passed out in the year 2000. After working for a few services based companies like Zensar and Cybage he got exposure to product companies like Veritas (now Symantec).

Charles Feduke Winner RPCFN - 2

Felipe Elias Philipp Winner RPCFN - 1

RPCFN: Average Arrival Time For A Flight - 2 repost

Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies RPCFN: Average Arrival Time For A Flight (#2) – By Chris Strom Thank you for the very encouraging response to the first-ever “Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies (RPCFN)“. The second Ruby challenge is from Chris Strom. About Chris Strom Chris Strom (twitter / blog) in his day job, is the Director of Software Engineering for mdlogix, a small company in Baltimore, Maryland. They develop software that manages clinical research trials and associated data.

RPCFN: Shift Subtitle 1

Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies RPCFN: Shift Subtitle (#1) – By Fabio Akita After a very encouraging response to our poll from YOU, the readers of the RL blog, RL is happy to announce the first-ever fortnightly ( bi-weekly / every 14 days) “Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies (RPCFN)” in Ruby. Thanks to YOU, the Ruby community, people like Fabio Akita and companies like Locaweb who make all of this possible.

RPCFN: Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies

After a very encouraging response to our poll from YOU, the readers of the RL blog, RL is happy to announce the first-ever fortnightly (every 14 days) “Ruby Programming Challenge For Newbies (RPCFN)” that starts on Friday, 25th Sept. 2009. What Is The RPCFN? The RPCFN is a fortnightly (every 14 days) programming challenge for Ruby Newbies in the spirit of the Ruby Quiz. A new RPCFN will be posted on this RubyLearning blog every alternate Friday, starting 25th Sept.

Poll: Ruby Problems for Beginners and Prizes

Many RubyLearning participants wrote in asking RubyLearning to start a weekly post containing a problem to be solved using Ruby. A problem will be posted here every week / fortnight and anyone is free to offer their solution (the solution should be clear-cut, follow Ruby conventions and still be easy to understand) as a comment to the blog post. A small panel will evaluate the solutions received and decide the best amongst them all.