News Microsoft Research launches Code Hunter

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    well I got stuck @ 1-6 so that shows how rubbish I am, lol
     
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    Just hit 1-06 myself. Not an easy one. I don't think I'm learning a single thing about coding though, just algebra!
     
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    Not sure if there even is an elegant solution to this, or if I'm supposed to just use if statements...
     
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    Got it! I was thinking in real rather than int!
     
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    Went through section 1 which is writing single line return statements. I found some of them tricky to find the correct pattern. Definitely nothing to do with learning code there. In fact some were just infuriating .

    Section two is about loops so that's where things take off a bit. Did the first one with a C style for loop, then I tried a foreach loop, I finally got it down to an array declaration a while loop with 1 line of code and a return for the array and still I only get 1 out of 3 score. :'(

    Anyway its definitely not fun, but I think they are on to something on interactive coding exercises. I'm just not sure the approach they have taken is any good. Its also quite slow at times
     
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    Definitely some of the best implemented coding CBT I've tried....
    I agree figuring out the sequences in section 1 is annoying.
     

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