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Advent of Code is a series of 25 small programming challenges, it's an ideal way for beginners to start learning a computer language, and for advanced people to sharpen their programming skills.

There are small and bigger puzzles, which you can solve typically in half an hour to a few hours. (Looking at the leaderboard, the top aces can do them in less than 10 minutes.)

Advent of Code is created by Eric Wastl, you can find all info on https://adventofcode.com/.

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Hi Everyone!

As you know Advent of Code 2018 is in full swing! Till the 25th of December 2018 each day 2 programming problems to sharpen your programming skills! 

And now we're ready to present great prizes for Members of InterSystems Global Masters Advocate Hub!

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Hey Developers!

Advent of Code 2018 is over! Thanks for participating in our small but productive COS marathon!

And now we're pleased to introduce the winners and distribute all the prizes! 

Big applause goes to these winners: 

     Fabian Haupt (w/ repo: github.com/kazamatzuri/AoC)

     Bert Sarens (w/ repo: bitbucket.org/bertsarens/aoc2018/)

     Dmitry Maslennikov (w/ repo: github.com/daimor/AdventOfCode)

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Hi Community!

We try a new approach to Developer Community YouTube Videos called "Coding Talks"!

Coding Talks is a short video in which the developer demonstrates a particular feature or functionality of InterSystems Data Platforms which he/she uses to in coding. Typical format: the face on side and editor with ObjectScript.

Check this video I made by myself participating in Advent of Code 2018 and coding with InterSystems ObjectScript in VSCode.

Coding Advent of Code 2018 Using InterSystems ObjectScript 

 

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This is a series of programming challenges for beginners and experienced Caché programmers.

For an introduction : goto to article https://community.intersystems.com/post/advent-code-2016-day1-no-time-ta...

The input in today's challenge consists of an encrypted name, a dash, a sectorID, a dash and a checksum between brackets.
A name is real if the checksum is equal to the five most common letters in the encypted name.

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Advent of Code is a series of programming challenges for beginners and experienced Caché programmers.

For an introduction : look  at article https://community.intersystems.com/post/advent-code-2016-day1-no-time-ta...

In this challenge, you need to find a password using instructions to move on a keypad.
Instructions can be U(p), D(own), L(eft) and R(ight).

You start at button 5 on a keypad like

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Hey guys!

Thanks for participating in our small but productive COS marathon on behalf Adventofcode 2017!

The leaderboard is here:

 

And we are ready to announce the winner but need your public repositories with COS solutions inside. Please share it below in comments.

We have results!

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This is a series of programming challenges for beginners and experienced Caché programmers.

For an introduction : go to article https://community.intersystems.com/post/advent-code-2016-day1-no-time-ta...
 

The challenge of day 21 is about scrambling passwords.

There are a few functions you need to implement that will do operations on a string :

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This is a series of programming challenges for beginners and experienced Caché programmers.

For an introduction : go to article https://community.intersystems.com/post/advent-code-2016-day1-no-time-ta...

Today's challenge is a variation on the White Elephant gift exchange (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant_gift_exchange), in this case, by a bunch of Elves where only one can have all gifts.

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This is a series of programming challenges for beginners and experienced Caché programmers.

For an introduction : go to article https://community.intersystems.com/post/advent-code-2016-day1-no-time-ta...

In today's challenge, you have to execute instructions that control how bots are handling microchips.

The input contain instructions that can be something like this :

 

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This is a series of programming challenges for beginners and experienced Caché programmers.

For an introduction : go to article https://community.intersystems.com/post/advent-code-2016-day1-no-time-ta...

Today's challenge is about decompressing input that is compressed in an experimental format.
In the format, markers indicate how much time a number of characters need to be repeated.

For example :

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This is a series of programming challenges for beginners and experienced Caché programmers.

For an introduction : goto to article https://community.intersystems.com/post/advent-code-2016-day1-no-time-ta...

The challenge of day 5 is to calculate a password of 8 characters by finding the MD5 hash of the input and an increasing integer index.
The password is constructed by taking the 6th character of the first 8 hashes that start with 5 zeroes (in hex representation).

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Hi, Community!

There are only six days left to win InterSystems Developer Community MVP prize.

As it was announced in addition to Free Registration on InterSystems Global Summit winner gets 4 nights stay in the Arizona Baltimore, Waldorf Astoria Resort.

We measure contribution to Developer Community on valuable posts and comments and prepared special leaderboard built on InterSystems DeepSee.

By default, it shows all the members. We added the filter to the dashboard to show leaderboard without members who are InterSystems employees.

So here is current leaderboard without InterSystems members:

  

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This is (the end) of a series of programming challenges for beginners and experienced Caché programmers.

For an introduction : go to article https://community.intersystems.com/post/advent-code-2016-day1-no-time-ta...

This is the 25th and last challenge of the 2016 series of Advent of Code.

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This is a series of programming challenges for beginners and experienced Caché programmers.

For an introduction : go to article https://community.intersystems.com/post/advent-code-2016-day1-no-time-ta...

We are almost there : after this challenge, only 5 days left till the end of this advent of code (I cannot wait to get my life back !) .

 

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This is a series of programming challenges for beginners and experienced Caché programmers.

For an introduction : go to article https://community.intersystems.com/post/advent-code-2016-day1-no-time-ta...

 

You walk into a room, step on a tile and hear a loud click...

Traps !

The challenge is about avoiding traps.

 

You can recognise if a tile is a trap by following scheme :

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This is a series of programming challenges for beginners and experienced Caché programmers.

For an introduction : go to article https://community.intersystems.com/post/advent-code-2016-day1-no-time-ta...

Today, you need to make a compiler for the language assembunny.
Luckily, this language has only 4 instructions :

 

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This is a series of programming challenges for beginners and experienced Caché programmers.

For an introduction : go to article https://community.intersystems.com/post/advent-code-2016-day1-no-time-ta...

The challenge of today has nothing to do with real two-factor authentication ! (sorry if you came to this article by searching the real thing)

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