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My name is Gabriele and Computer Science is my passion.

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December 11, 2021
Dev Advent Calendar – Day #10

Yesterday we helper Santa Claus decrypting a secret message and today we help the head mechanic elf to check today's train wagons. In particular, it should be checked whether the brakes of the wagons have been serviced in the last year. This puzzle is based on linked lists. The train is a linked list where […]

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December 10, 2021
Dev Advent Calendar – Day #09

Yesterday we helped the elves organise the Secret Santa, but today Santa Claus received a strange looking file in his mailbox. It looks like it could be a hidden message. In this Dev Advent Calendar Challenge, Santa Claus needs our help to decypher the message in the file. I had some problems with this JavaScript […]

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December 9, 2021
Dev Advent Calendar – Day #08

Yesterday we fixed the smudged gift tags and today we have to help the elves organise the Secret Santa. The concept of "secret santa" is the following: Each participant is assigned a so-called "secret santa", a person that will have to get a thoughtful gift for that person. Usually this is in-person: All names are […]

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December 8, 2021
Dev Advent Calendar – Day #07

Yesterday we helped Santa Claus writing his list, but today we discovered that some of our gifts fell from the delivery truck and this accident caused some name tags to be smudged in a way that some of the letters are not recognized anymore. The illegible letters have been replaced with a # symbol. Our […]

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December 7, 2021
Dev Advent Calendar – Day #06

Yesterday Santa Claus wanted us to write a function that generates random bags of sweets, and today we have to help him writing his list! So we need to write a program that checks a list of kids and analyze whether they were naughty or nice, so that Santa knows if they deserve candy and […]

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December 6, 2021
Dev Advent Calendar – Day #05

Yesterday Santa needed our help to improve his shipping algorithm, and today he wants us to write a function that generates random bags of sweets. There are some restrictions that have to be respected though, because Santa Claus wants there to be no duplicate sweets in the bags and the bags should be different from […]

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December 5, 2021
Dev Advent Calendar – Day #04

Santa Claus in person asked us to help The Elf Post Service optimize their shipping algorithm.

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December 4, 2021
Dev Advent Calendar – Day #03

The pretentious elves want an app where they can order their drink and it would be delivered to their place. And they want it TODAY!

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December 3, 2021
Dev Advent Calendar – Day #02

The Elf Coffe Shop needs our help to create their menu !

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December 2, 2021
Dev Advent Calendar - Day #01

The festive season is approaching and what better occasion to participate… in a Christmas-themed JavaScript programming competition! RIGHT?! One of the advantages of using Twitter (if not the only one for me) is that we can use it as a tool to keep up to date with the latest technologies and trends. A tweet from […]

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