Answers to Episode 4 (“What’s ‘normal’, really?”)
Well that was a raging success… not! Apparently database normalization isn’t something that web developers find all that interesting. (But thanks to malikyte and xhtmlcoder for keeping the question from being a complete ghost town!) That’s a shame, though — there are all sorts of pragmatic reasons behind good data design. To name just a […]
Episode 4: What’s “normal,” really?
Answers to Episode 3 (“One of these things…”)
Answers to last week’s questions.
Episode 3: “One of these things…”
This week’s question: “one of these things is not like the other…”
Answers to Episode 2 (Real-life regular expressions)
If you missed it, last week’s challenge dealt with deciphering regular expressions and finding subtle bugs within ‘em.
As with last week, before getting to the actual answers please indulge while I pontificate a bit.
Episode 2: Real-world regular expressions
If you know how — and when — and why — to use regular expressions, they’re indispensable. So this week, regular expressions will be our theme.
Answers to Episode 1 (Scavenger Hunt)
If you missed it, this week’s challenge deals with finding computer-readable public data resources. Before getting to the answers, though, let’s talk a little about technique.
Episode 1: Scavenger hunt!
Let’s kick things off with something a bit unusual: a virtual scavenger hunt.
At some point, nearly every web geek gets a chance to hack on some open data, usually from a government source. The buzzword here is “mashup,” but knowing how to find and consume openly available data will remain a valuable skill long after its faddishness ends.
Welcome to the quiz!
Sharpen your pencils, dust off your keyboards, and put on your thinking caps — the Web Developer’s Quiz is coming.