Beautiful JavaScript Contest Winners

Beautiful JavaScript Challenge

The Beautiful JavaScript contest was an amazing event. We got over 500 solutions from our awesome CodeFighter community! It ended up being really hard to narrow our list of favorites down to just three. But after a lot of thought, our judges have chosen the three that they think are the most expressive, readable, and concise – in other words, the most beautiful – as our winners. The winners Congratulations to the winners of the Beautiful JavaScript contest! Each of

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Introducing the CodeFights Arcade Database World

CodeFights Arcade Database World

The ability to access, understand, and manipulate data is extremely important in the current engineering job market. Employers are increasingly listing SQL as a “required skill” in job listings, whether the job is a back-end engineering job or not. Data scientists, data analysts, researchers, and many others also need to be able to access information that’s stored in relational databases. No matter what your job title is, the ability to dive deep into an organized collection of data to answer

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Interview Practice: Graphs, Advanced Trees & RegEx

New Interview Practice Topics: Graphs, Advanced Trees, RegEx

We’ve just added three-brand new computer science topics to Interview Practice! Get ready to dive deep on Graphs, Trees: Advanced, and RegEx. We’ve added these topics to our Extra Credit learning plan, which covers all of the topics in Interview Practice.  Why are these topics so important to know for technical interviews? Read on for a brief introduction to each concept! Graphs A graph is an abstract data structure composed of nodes and the edges between nodes. Graphs are a useful way of

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New supported languages: C, Erlang, Rust, and more!

CodeFights announcement: new supported languages

You asked, and we listened! Over the past few weeks, we’ve added support for 14 more programming languages to the CodeFights platform. The new languages on CodeFights are: C Clojure CoffeeScript Common Lisp D Elixir Erlang Julia Kotlin Lua Nim Objective-C OCaml Rust With these additions, we now support 32 coding languages that you can use to solve CodeFights tasks! Being able to select your language of choice means that you can master your primary coding language, practice a language that you’re in the

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Join the Beautiful JavaScript Challenge!

Beautiful JavaScript Challenge

Check out the Beautiful JavaScript challenge on CodeFights! You must submit your solution by noon on July 26. See the Official Rules at the end of this post for more details. At CodeFights, we heart JavaScript. A lot. In fact, we love it so much that our whole stack, front-end and back-end, is JavaScript. Node + React + Meteor FTW! We know we’re not the only ones who feel this way, and we want to share the JavaScript love. That’s why we’re

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Ace Your Next Interview With CodeFights

Ace your next technical interview!

You know that you need to prepare for technical interviews – right? Of course you do! Companies rely on technical interviews to weed out people who can’t cut it. And for qualified candidates, they’re used to gauge aptitude, interest, and intelligence. So the stakes are really high, and you need to do everything you can to give yourself a competitive edge. But it can be hard to know what exactly to study. There’s so much information out there, and sometimes it

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April Marathon and Live Broadcast

CodeFights coding tournament marathon

You might not know that every month we run a huge coding tournament. We call them Marathons, but unlike a running marathon, they only last one hour. (And your legs won’t hurt tomorrow!) Each Marathon consists of 10 questions that have been specially created by our team of Content Engineers. They’re fun, they’re tricky, and they’ll get your brain in gear! And if you’ve never participated in a competitive coding event before, this is the perfect introduction. Participate If you want

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San Francisco Live Tournament Recap

Tigran Sloyan at live CodeFights coding tournament

On Saturday, April 22, CodeFighters from all over the Bay Area packed into the new CodeFights office and made history at the first-ever live San Francisco tournament. Some long-time CodeFighters already knew each other, but for many it was their first time meeting up with other users in real life. The room rang with friendly chatter… right up until the tournament started, and then everyone got down to business. The packed room was nearly silent during the hour-long tournament. CodeFighter xiaowuc1 pulled

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Interview Practice Task of the Week

technical interviews practice challenge of the week

Have you been using our Interview Practice module to prepare for technical interviews? If not, you definitely should be! Interview Practice has over 100 questions that get asked by top companies during real interviews. (Which companies, you ask? Oh, you know. Just lil’ companies like Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and more.) The topics are ones that you’ll definitely encounter – coding patterns, algorithms, and data structures. You need to be strong these topics in order to do well in technical interviews,

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Live Tournament in San Francisco

Special event San Francisco Coding Tournament

Bay Area CodeFighters, come join us on Saturday, April 22, for a special event: We’re breaking in our new San Francisco office by hosting a special live one-hour tournament! Meet the CodeFights team, hang out with other Bay Area coders, and compete for bragging rights, prizes, and CodeFights swag. The top three participants will all get $50 Amazon gift cards, and the first place winner will also get a special CodeFights gift box. Tournament Details 2:30 – Check in, hang out, eat snacks

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