I thought it would be interesting to maybe work on Elixir problems together. I know I’m struggling with some of the problems in the middle of Programming Elixir. It would be cool if we posted problems we were working on with our solutions, and got feedback on it.
Sounds good DM - how far through the book are you?
I’ve left off right at the middle of the book, when it shifts over to talking about concurrency.
Have you looked at exercism.io? http://exercism.io/languages/elixir
It’s not related to the book, but you post your solutions to the problems and get feedback, so may be exactly what you were looking for.
I think you can put code snippet in gist/github. I have my code here https://github.com/mkunikow/programming-elixir-exercises . Also some solutions you can find here https://forums.pragprog.com/forums/322 .
So suppose we could create programming-elixir-exercises topic with gist links?
I have! Unfortunately, I haven’t heard much response back. I guess I should also look in the Slack channel?
@mkunikow - Yeah. We should put our code snippets into Github/Gists. Maybe make it so that they can just be pull requested for comments?
But I assume we should have sub forum for this and each topic will be exercise. But I don’t know if this is possible
Or topics should be grouped by tag.
Can you give me some more information on how you’d like it to work please? I’ll have a think about how we can incorporate something here then if that’s what you want
Perhaps something like this?
- Create a sub-section under ‘Learning Elixir’ - perhaps call it Exercises.
- We post challenges/tasks in different threads (and label them, beginner, intermediate, expert etc).
- Then everyone can post their answers and discuss things in the thread
I would like something like this https://forums.pragprog.com/forums/322 so we can have one topic
ListsAndRecursion-5 and each user can paste solution and discuss other solutions. What do you think?
Yep, that sounds good I can create an Exercises sub-section of Learning Elixir.
We will need a team to help come up with exercises - do yo, @detectivemittens and @CoderDennis want to put one together, or perhaps source questions via Twitter, the IRC channel etc?
I would suggest we start with ultra easy and work our way upwards
+1. Imho, nice advice. Exercism allows you to share a link to your solution and get a feedback in a convenient way.
PragProg forums are closed… is there a section on
Currently we have a #learning-resources:learning-questions section… but we’re thinking about creating a dedicated section for book exercises.
Feel free to use that section for now, simply add the tag of the book your question is about