09 Feb '14, 4am

An oldie but a goodie: FizzBuzters by Giles Bowkett

An oldie but a goodie: FizzBuzters by Giles Bowkett

To the contrary, I have been enjoying the fizzbuzz movement. First of all, of course programmers are going to solve FizzBuzz. Hackers are problem solvers and it's hard to resist that urge. Since when does uselessness enter into it? Some guys at SAP just used scriptaculous and rails in order to create a web app with which they could modify backend data using a wiimote. Not much of a business case there, but I'd sure hire those guys on basis of the passion and skill required. More importantly though, I think that programmers are used to being idiots *somewhere*. Of course I can hack fizzbuzz in a minute in any language on my resume. But there are other languages. I found myself reading through implementations, looking at idiomatic solutions in languages where the idiot detector would go off when pointed at me. Like a rosetta stone, you know the message and seek the cipher. I...

Full article: http://gilesbowkett.blogspot.com/2007/03/fizzbuzters.html

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