This was the third Codility Challenge this year and for the third time I’m getting Golden Award for my solution. After the Ferrum 2018 and Cobaltum 2018, this award is for the current challenge Nickel 2018. This time I got the solution in my head as soon as I read the assignment and I was doing that while holding a screaming baby in my hand and my 2-year old was destroying the living room in the background. With this task I felt like I wasn’t challenged properly.
Also I didn’t need to solve this in Visual Studio which is the environment that I’m used to and I use to solve these challenges.
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Last week, I tried to solve the second Codility Challenge for this year called Cobaltum 2018. Same as the previous one, Ferrum 2018, my solution was awarded with the Codility Golden Award. From every other that I did before, this seemed to be the easiest one (or maybe that is just relative perception) although I lost some time to figure out the proper solution that will be elegant and handles the edge cases at the same time.
This time I will not give details about the Codility Challenges, but if you like to have brief intro about how that works you can find out more in my previous article about the Ferrum 2018 challenge or check my Lazy Propagation Segment Tree implementation. Read More »