I recently finished tearing through the Winter Scripting Games 2008 challenges. I don't remember having this much fun programming at any time in memory; for whatever reason, working through these small exercises was a blast. The only thing that came close to this much programming fun was working through the first few exercises from The Python Challenge (also implemented in PowerShell) several weekends ago.
Nothing else, at work, at school, at home, over the many years, even comes close.
Is it a bad thing, where making an (awful, I assure you, awful) console BlackJack game was more fun than any other programming experience I can remember? I'm going to go with: yes.
2008 Winter Scripting Game Events: Index
- Introduction: TOTAL DOMINATION!
- Event 1: Could I Get Your Phone Number?
- Event 2: Skating on Thin Ice
- Event 3: Instant (Runoff) Winner
- Event 4: Image is Everything
- Event 5: You Call That a Password?
- Event 6: Prime Time
- Event 7: Play Ball!
- Event 8: Making Beautiful Music
- Event 9: You're Twisting My Words
- Event 10: Blackjack!