New Perl project. Interactive Perl coding tasks to run in the browser
Today I'm happy to announce the new small project about Perl. This is the place with interactive coding tasks. You solve the task, enter the solution, system run it and tell you if it accept your submission. (PerlBanjo.com is used as a backend to run Perl code)
This is the link:
Now there are only several tasks. The source code for all the all tasks is hosted on GitHub, so anybody can propose a fix for the task or create the new task.
I'm very happy that it is possible not only to create a task "write a script", or "write a sub", but also a type of task "write one-liner". I use Perl in the command line a lot, I think this is a very strong side of Perl and I want to make it possible to create tasks about one-liners.
This is the very first version of the project. There are a lot of things that I think should be done better (for example I really don't like that the system does not explain what is wrong with your submission, it just tell you that it does not accept it). But I think that this version is good enough to show to you and to listen to your feedback.
There is a great project created by Mohammad Sajid Anwar — Perl Weekly Challenge. It is dedicated to Perl & Raku and it about solving Perl tasks. I really like the ideas behind this project and I'm fascinated how this project inspires people to write blog posts about the tasks. (And I'm also impressed how much handwork Mohammad is doing) I really like it, but I don't use it for a couple of reasons: I want to be sure that I have solved the task correctly. I want the system run tests for my solution and to check that it is working exactly as planned even in corner cases. The other thing — I want more freedom. Sometimes there are weeks that I'm not able to spend time on this challenge, but sometimes I have time and I'm in the mood to spend several hours with solving problems. So as an experiment, or you can call it as as a proof of concept I've created the new project.
I'm planning to add more interactive problems to the site.
Information about new tasks will be posted on https://twitter.com/SquarePerl, so, If you are interested, you can follow that account. Or, you can watch GitHub repo to get notifications about the changes in the tasks.
I would love to hear from you what you think. Do you like it? Do you think that it should be done in some other way?