Thread: Challenges

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2003


    I don't know how to put this without sounding incredibly dumb, but I have a question.

    We have to set a Set of questions for a programming contest, and besides the standard set of esoteric code on quines and obscure language features, I would like to introduce some thing of use in the real world. And I suppose some of you have had professional programming experience.

    Anyway, my question is, as programmers what sorts of challenges have you faced during work? (Excluding making the damn printers work :P) What kinds of problems do you come up against that you are forced to solve on the spot?

    Any thoughts appreciated. (I hope I made myself clear enough)

  2. #2
    PC Fixer-Upper Waldo2k2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    learn how to search through files for text strings, people often forget what they called a file....VERY often.
    PHP and XML
    Let's talk about SAX

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Lego Mindstorm challenges
    By BobMcGee123 in forum A Brief History of
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-27-2008, 01:47 PM
  2. Challenges
    By manutd in forum A Brief History of
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-14-2006, 05:55 PM
  3. Program challenges
    By -Prime- in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-15-2006, 03:26 PM
  4. Programming challenges website
    By joshdick in forum Contests Board
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-25-2003, 11:41 PM
  5. programming challenges?
    By threahdead in forum C Programming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-23-2003, 05:10 AM