Gauntlet Programming

What is Gauntlet programming? It comes about like this:

Brendan: We really need an alternative to this graphing package

Me: Sure – can’t be that hard, can it?

short silence

Brendan: Well I think that is a challenge

This is the gauntlet being thrown down. I accept the challenge, of course. In fact I like a challenge – it represents, to me, a highly motivated opportunity to learn more. For me, learning with contrived examples and play problems is much less satisfying.

I have learned heaps from this particular gauntlet and it was fun too. Now onto the next challenge. I believe you need to keep learning. It might even be time to learn a new language. Any suggestions?

Of course, I should mention that my family motto is “Vincere Aut Mori” 🙂