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Perl Weekly Challenge - 005

Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 by Mohammad S Anwar Perl5, Perl6

The best part of the Perl Weekly Challenge is reading the blog by the members. Personally, I like the journey of an idea to final solution. If you look at closely all the blogs, every member has unique style. They all think differently but ends up with the same result. I have become fan of few in the last few weeks. Don’t get me wrong, reading code is fascinating but boring.

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RECAP - Perl Weekly Challenge - 004

Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 by Mohammad S Anwar Perl5, Perl6

For the first time ever, I published RECAP blog before the weekly challenge. It is the sign that things are settling down. Members are using Pull Request more frequently to submit the solutions. Last Sunday, when I made the Challenge 004 public, I couple of people responded in no time. The first person was Kivanc Yazan and he announced it on Twitter. The next person followed him was @smokemachine. He has been regular since last week.

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Perl Weekly Challenge - 004

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 by Mohammad S Anwar Perl5, Perl6

I noticed last week, less participation than the previous week. Why? Honestly speaking I have no clue. Could it be the questions were too tricky for the challenge? The week before, I received the feedback that the questions were too easy and simple. So I went for little trickier one this time. It seems that I have to balance it somehow. I am gratefull to all members submitting the solutions as Pull Request.

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RECAP - Perl Weekly Challenge - 003

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 by Mohammad S Anwar Perl5, Perl6

Every week, I release the challenge by email first and then on Twitter. I wait for about 30 minutes to get the first response to the challenge. I also look at the Google Analytics Realtime Chart to see how many users are reading the new challenge page and from which part of the world. Last week, I didn’t have to wait long, I saw the first reaction on Twitter from Khalid.

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Proposed Solution for Challenge - 002

Monday, Apr 8, 2019 by Philippe Bruhat (BooK) Perl5

As received in response to the challenge by Philippe Bruhat. Highly recommended. Write a script or one-liner to remove leading zeros from positive numbers. As a filter: perl -ple 's/^0+//' Challenge #2 Write a script that can convert numbers to and from a base35 representation, using the characters 0-9 and A-Y. Those who remember The Perl Review Code golf contest may remember this challenge.

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RECAP - Perl Weekly Challenge - 002

Monday, Apr 8, 2019 by Mohammad S Anwar Perl5, Perl6

I noticed the timing of releasing the weekly challenge is not helping anyone in UK timezone as I released around mid-night. So if somebody who lives in other side where it is day they get to try the challenge first. I realised within few hours of making the challenge public, I starts getting feedback but none from UK member. It is only when it is Monday morning, I see reactions from them.

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Perl Weekly Challenge - 003

Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 by Mohammad S Anwar Perl5, Perl6

Last week challenge turned out to be a cakewalk for Perl 6 hackers. This shows my lack of knowledge of Perl 6. I have requested our inhouse Perl 6 experts to share some challenging questions. I already received few and kept in the challenge bank. I will use it in the coming weeks. Credit will be given to the hacker when published. We highly recommend that you submit you solutions as PR to the repository.

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RECAP - Perl Weekly Challenge - 001

Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 by Mohammad S Anwar Perl5, Perl6

Welcome to the first weekly recap of “Perl Weekly Challenge”. Apology for the delay, I was supposed to release this blog with the second challenge of the series. I promise next blog is going to be on time. For the first time ever, the Monday 25th March 2019, was not depressing like any other Monday. Thanks to “Perl Weekly Challenge”, I was so busy following public reactions on Twitter. It was a memorable experience.

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Perl Weekly Challenge - 002

Monday, Apr 1, 2019 by Mohammad S Anwar Perl5, Perl6

It is already time for the second challenge of “Perl Weekly Challenge” event. We have had very positive response so far. We will soon share the review of first challenge. You can send us your solutions by replying the same email that drops the weekly challenge to your inbox. If you are active on twitter then you can DM @PerlWChallenge as well. Or if you have GitHub profile then you can even submit your solutions as PR to the repository.

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Proposed Solution for Challenge - 001

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 by Philippe Bruhat (BooK) Perl5

This is actually as we received in response to the challenge by Philippe Bruhat. Highly recommended. Challenge #1 Write a script to replace the character ‘e’ with ‘E’ in the string ‘Perl Weekly Challenge’. Also print the number of times the character ‘e’ found in the string. $ perl -E '$_=shift;say y/e/E/;say' 'Perl Weekly Challenge' 5 PErl WEEkly ChallEngE Historical note: y///c is called “Abigail’s length horror” by golfers and obfuscators (couldn’t trace where the term came from).

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A New Week a New Challenge

Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 by Mohammad S Anwar Perl5, Perl6

Welcome to the first task of the “Perl Weekly Challenge” event. Every Monday, we are going to propose 2 challenges, one aimed at Beginners and another for Experts. However you are free to choose the challenge you fancy. You can even attempt to solve both. As you know the choice of languages are Perl5 and Perl6. You can solve one challenge in Perl5 and other in Perl6, if you like.

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