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No Time for a Taxicab

Gary Hockin posted a video with his attempt in solving the Day 1 challenge of http://adventofcode.com/. The video not only shows how he solved the problem codewise but also demonstrates some nice features of PHPStorm.

Mistakes and all, I attempt to code day 1 part 1 of the Advent of Code challenges you can find at http://adventofcode.com.

I deliberately didn’t overly edit, or over complicate the video as I’m trying to get them done as fast as possible, if you like this I’ll do some more!

I know some people will say “Waaa you should have done it like this!”, or “Why didn’t you use library $x”, well I didn’t so get over it. I’m also worried this gives away far too much about my coding quality and how lazy I am, but such is life.

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.