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Mar 2015
allare
@allare
Mar 21 2015 03:57
Hi, can someone guide me with palindromes problem in bonfires??
Cristián Berríos
@crisberrios
Mar 21 2015 04:13
hey @allare, sure
what do you need to know?
Love this
allare
@allare
Mar 21 2015 09:03
Sorry for late reply @crisberrios. I am not sure about how to complete that challenge. Entire thing!!
Evan Davis
@davisec52
Mar 21 2015 16:23
I see that FCC has replaced the codeschool nodejs course with nodeschool now that codeschool has dropped the hall pass program. I have tried the nodeschool learnyounode course and have trouble making any sense of it. I wondering if FCC would let me do the codeschool courses in place of nodeschool and count the nodejs challenges complete.
Julie Myers
@BlueOceanView
Mar 21 2015 18:43
Yeah, nodeschool.io doesn't do a very good job at explaining how to setup the environment so you can get it to work.
Evan Davis
@davisec52
Mar 21 2015 19:05
@BlueOceanView I tried learnyou node before the FCC challenge updated. I installed Node and learnyounode locally without problem but found learnyounode exercise 2 opaque. Hence, I'd prefer to try an alternate route.
Darryl Dixon - Piece Digital
@piecedigital
Mar 21 2015 19:55
If how have access to codeschool's paid courses then I say go for it.
Nodeschool is fefunitely geared more to workshops. Other than that the only ones who wont struggle either at all or very little are those who have some prior knowledge of the tool or prior knowledge of programming in general.
It's definitely not noob friendly.
Evan Davis
@davisec52
Mar 21 2015 21:11
@piecedigital Hi. Springing for a month or two of codeschool isn't a problem, I think I'd rather run through codeschool and then do node.
Quincy Larson
@QuincyLarson
Mar 21 2015 21:20
Did you try the browser-based node courses? I may submit some pull requests to improve the clarity of some of their challenges.
An easy way to get some accepted pull requests is to improve the clarity of Nodeschool's challenges.
Harshal
@McQuinTrix
Mar 21 2015 22:33
@QuincyLarson I am on Symmetric Difference challenge and in question it says function takes 2 or more arrays and in one test it is taking one array ..
Darryl Dixon - Piece Digital
@piecedigital
Mar 21 2015 22:48
arguments
Use that. Try returning it and see what you get back.
Harshal
@McQuinTrix
Mar 21 2015 22:49
@piecedigital no no ..i understand that .. but it says ut takes 2 or more arrays and in one test it takes only 1 array ..
Darryl Dixon - Piece Digital
@piecedigital
Mar 21 2015 22:51
@McQuinTrix Yeah, it's not supposed to repeat numbers
So you take one out.
Harshal
@McQuinTrix
Mar 21 2015 22:51
symmetric difference is between 2 or more arrays right ? .. it is performing sym diff on itself ?
Darryl Dixon - Piece Digital
@piecedigital
Mar 21 2015 22:51
It is.
Harshal
@McQuinTrix
Mar 21 2015 22:52
then the question shud have one or more arrays .. maybe i guess
Darryl Dixon - Piece Digital
@piecedigital
Mar 21 2015 22:52
I agree, it's inconsistent.
Evan Davis
@davisec52
Mar 21 2015 22:53
@QuincyLarson I will give the browser based learnyounode a try. If it does not work out--no big deal. I'll get it one way or another.
Harshal
@McQuinTrix
Mar 21 2015 22:53
Create a function that takes two or more arrays and returns an array of the symmetric difference of the provided arrays. <- this is the question
Darryl Dixon - Piece Digital
@piecedigital
Mar 21 2015 22:54
Yeah.
Harshal
@McQuinTrix
Mar 21 2015 22:55
@piecedigital well i wil be designing for one or more now :P ..ahah
William
@KathyTheTurtle
Mar 21 2015 22:58
has anyone here done the "pairwise" bonfire?
Harshal
@McQuinTrix
Mar 21 2015 23:10
@KathyTheTurtle yes done that
not the most efficient way ... but use two for loops .. make all te possible pair from two arrays first and then eliminate the others which do not satisfy