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Build Your Own Chess Game

This challenge is to build your own chess program. The game chess has held a fascination for many people for hundreds of years, so much so that the first automated chess playing machine, “The Mechanical Turk” was built in 1770!

Build Your Own Compression Tool

This challenge is to build your own command like tool to compress text files. This is a challenge I first did in 1998 when my employer didn’t have much work for me to do between projects so suggested I pick a skill and polish it.

Build Your Own Data Privacy Vault

This challenge is to build your own Data Privacy Vault. A Data Privacy Vault is a way to keep sensitive information safe. The vault stores the data and controls who can get to it, making sure it's managed, watched over, and used carefully.

Build Your Own DNS Forwarder

A DNS Forwarder is a nameserver used to resolve DNS queries instead of directly using the authoritative nameserver chain. Often they are used to sit on the edge of a local area network and provide DNS resolution to the computers on the network, reducing external traffic and speeding up external access by serving the answer from a local cache.

Build Your Own Google Keep

Google Keep is an unassuming note taking app from Google. It’s the only app that has been on every smartphone I’ve ever owned. It first appeared in 2013 and hasn’t - to the best of my recollection - changed much since then. Or maybe I’ve just ignored the features apart from text notes 🙂

Build Your Own HTTP Forward Proxy Server

This challenge is to build your own HTTP Proxy Server. A proxy is a server that sits between a client that wants to get a resource and a server that provides the resource.

Build Your Own HTTP(S) Load Tester

A HTTP(S) Load Tester is a program that can be used to simulate a load on a website or HTTP(S) based API. It’s a useful tool for tasks such as checking your system handles concurrent load, scales correctly under load and to verify that your rate limiting software works correctly.

Build Your Own IRC Client

This challenge is to build your own IRC client. IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat. IRC was one of the earliest network protocols for messaging and multi-party discussions.

Build Your Own Lisp Interpreter

Lisp is a general-purpose, multi-paradigm programming language suited for a wide variety of industry applications. It is probably most widely know for being the programming language built into Emacs. As well as that it was used to build Hacker News (Paul Graham is a Lisp fan), Grammarly, Circle CI (actually using the modern dialect Clojure) and Boeing.

Build Your Own Memcached Server

This challenge is to build your own Memcached server. Memcached is a free, open source, high-performance, distributed memory object caching system. It is intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by reducing database load.

Build Your Own Password Cracker

This challenge is to build your own version of John the Ripper or CrackStation. These are password cracking tools that can be used to recover passwords, by penetration testers and of course bad guys.

Build Your Own Redis CLI Tool

In this Coding Challenge we’re going to build a CLI tool to send commands to a Redis server, it’s a nice challenge to complement the build your own Redis challenge. If you’re not familiar with Redis you can learn all about it in that challenge.

Build Your Own Xargs

This challenge is to build your own version of the Unix command line tool xargs!

Build Your Own yq

The command line tool yq is like jq for YAML data - you can use it to and filter and transform YAML data, much like you would JSON dats with jq. By the way, a past Coding Challenge was to build your own jq if you fancy giving that a go.