Exercism - Behind the Scenes

  • November 08, 2016 Exercism: Behind the Scenes—A grab bag of fixes, heaps of gratitude

    A while back one of the Heroku buildpacks stopped working. It wasn't an official one. In fact, it was a hacked fork of an unofficial one. The buildpack in question was taking our incredibly janky and ...

  • October 25, 2016 Hacktoberfest on Exercism

    It's October, and for the third year running, Digital Ocean is running Hacktoberfest in partnership with GitHub.

  • October 16, 2016 Keeping up with Exercism (is just not possible)

    Trying to keep on top of everything that is going on with Exercism is pretty overwhelming. There are over 75 repositories, 50 language tracks in various states of development, hundreds of contributors...

  • September 18, 2016 Meeting Exercism folks at community events

    If you're watching a few repositories on GitHub, then you're probably familiar with that sinking feeling that sneaks up on you when you realize that it has been over 10 days since you processed notifi...

  • September 04, 2016 Teams—a previously underappreciated and unloved feature on Exercism

    The teams feature on Exercism started off as an afterthought. Even that is giving it more credit than it deserves, because "afterthought" has the word "thought" in it. It was more like a muscle spasm....

  • August 28, 2016 MIPS Assembly—the hottest new language on Exercism

    If you've been studying assembly language in college, there's a pretty good chance that you're in for a treat.

  • August 21, 2016 Exercism & Pull Requests

    We get a lot of pull requests on Exercism, and a lot of people are involved in reviewing and discussing the changes. The more people who are involved, the greater the likelihood that the person review...

  • August 14, 2016 Exercism has 2*2*2*2*2 active tracks!

    The new D language track launched on Exercism this week, bringing us to the nice round number 32. The work was done by Thayne McCombs ...

  • August 07, 2016 Contributors: the life-blood of Exercism

    Every day I am struck by how fortunate I am that people take time out of their busy lives to help make Exercism better.

  • July 31, 2016 Crystal track launched today on Exercism

    Max Helmetag has led the charge on getting the new Crystal track up and running. A bunch of people have contributed over the past 4...