MegaMaker Challenge

Justin Jackson started the Mega Maker Challenge a week ago and I joined right away:

The new year is here. How can you make this year better than the last? For me the answer is to create new things. I don’t want to “just be a consumer.” Making things, and releasing them to the world, gives my life purpose.

This year, I’m challenging myself to make 100 things. Want to join me?

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I sure want! And you can as well. As he says, you don’t need to create 100 things, you can challenge yourself to create as many as you want.

He even created a newsletter with good insights to help you conquer this challenge. Join the challenge and let’s make all the things!

Exercism – Practice your dev skills

A week ago I  was trying to find some algorithm exercises and I found, a website that helps you practice your developer skills using your terminal, your favorite IDE and TDD 🙂

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Besides the TDD approach, what I really liked about it is that it encourages you to solve problems iteratively, one test at a time and when all tests are passing, refactor your code for a better solution.

It also lets you discuss each others solutions and I’ve already received some nice advices. Some exercises also made me learn some new methods that I’ve never used before like reducetr and learn that count can receive a block!

I’m practicing Ruby but they have exercises for a lot of other languages like: PHP, Lua, Lisp, F#, Javascript and Elixir.

I suggest you try it and then let me know if you liked it or not and if you did, comment here your profile so we can try to help you improve your coding skills 🙂

ps: you can also see my answers and help me improve mine