It's that time of year again: Advent of Code. The site went live at midnight Eastern U.S. time (which means, on the west coast, I got a nice little bit of coding in before bed)!
Advent of Code is one of my very favorite coding challenge sources. The challenges are festive, fun, and interesting. It's not just another round of "Roman Numerals" or "99 bottles of milk on the wall" either. These are hand-crafted, artisanal, coding challenges that you won't see anywhere else. And they come out two per day until Christmas! It's pitched as a mission, that you need to complete all the challenges in the next 25 days to save Christmas.
It's really a great way to get some consistent, engaging practice in a new language. This year, I've been trying to learn Rust, so I'll be doing my best to complete the challenges in Rust and share my progress on this repo (SPOILERS PRESENT!). I'd love for any Rust gurus who want to drop some knowledge to take a look at my code and help me get better.
And if you're doing your own learning in Python or Ruby and want me to take a look at your code, let me know. I'm happy to help as best as I can. 😀
Anyways, for those who celebrate it, Merry Christmas! Happy holidays! And Happy Coding!
Credit: XKCD #835