Exercism - Behind the Scenes

  • 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...

  • July 25, 2016 Exercism as a source for insights

    The other day a friend of mine told me how they were using Exercism to ramp up for a job in a new programming language, and how incredibly quickly they were getting up to speed. They also excitedly de...

  • July 17, 2016 In the works: a desktop client for Exercism (and other goodies)

    Pablo Klijnjan started working on a desktop application for Exercism a few weeks ago. This means that people will be able to choose between the command line client (a.k...

  • June 26, 2016 Exercism Summer of Code (and stuff)

    Last year two developers, Sarah and Mixolidia spent three months working on Exercism as part of RailsGirls Summer of Code. They contribute...