Advent of Code 2021#

I’m working on this year’s Advent of Code problems. I have wanted to work on this live for several years now, and this year, I’ve started allocating some time to this every day.

I’m working on the problems in Python first, but I want to cover more languages. I want to learn Rust, as I’ve been saying for quite some time, but I also want to learn other languages. For the outset, the languages I’d like to target, in no particular order, are:

  1. Python

  2. Rust

  3. Golang

  4. Elixir

  5. Ruby

  6. Nodejs

My targets for doing AoC are fairly simple:

  1. I’d like to be able to code in multiple languages.

  2. I want to learn from some of the examples on /r/adventofcode

  3. I want to be able to write a CLI in all the aforementioned languages. As I’ve described in the README.rst, I’d like to run the code for a particular day using a CLI that I’m going to reimplement in each language. The CLI syntax is described in the README and I’m not replicating that here.

  4. I want to learn how to structure code in multiple languages.

  5. I want to improve my problem-solving skills.

  6. I want to start competitive programming. It’s one of the most rewarding hobbies to have, especially if you’re job hunting. I do poorly on problem-solving interviews and I want to change that.

Follow along as I’m coding, and feel free to ask me about my progress. If there’s anything interesting, I’m going to expand upon the solution within a README for the year. I’ll also attempt to recreate others’ solutions and learn from them. This should be fun!