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Hey, Scripting Guy! 2009 Scripting Games Event 10 Details (Beginner and Advanced; 1,500-meter race)

Beginner Event 10: The 1,500-meter raceIn the 1,500-meter race, you will go for the gold by writing a script that counts down from three minutes.Event ScenarioIn a classic Rolling Stones song, the British band brags, "Time is on my side, yes it is." This is good advice for this event. Time is on your side. The IT pro often must be ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Event 5 *Solutions* from Expert Commentators (Beginner and Advanced; the 400-meter race)

  (Note: These solutions were written for Event 5.)  Beginner Event 5: The 400-meter raceThe 400-meter race is a common track event. You will therefore be asked to perform the very common task of reading from the registry and writing to the registry.   Guest commentator: Mark SchillMark Schill is a Systems ...

Beginner Event 9: The javelin throw

For the javelin throw event, you will soar as you write a time logger.Event Scenario(Imagine Billy Mays reading the next sentence.) Soar to new heights as you suddenly impress your boss, your colleagues, or your friends with detailed logs that tell them exactly where your time goes during the day. All people in IT or consulting eventually are ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! 2009 Scripting Games Event 9 Details (Beginner and Advanced; the javelin throw)

Beginner Event 9: The javelin throw For the javelin throw event, you will soar as you write a time logger. Event Scenario (Imagine Billy Mays reading the next sentence.) Soar to new heights as you suddenly impress your boss, your colleagues, or your friends with detailed logs that tell them exactly where your time goes during the day. ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Event 4 *Solutions* from Expert Commentators (Beginner and Advanced; the high jump)

  (Note: These solutions were written for Event 4.)   Beginner Event 4: The High JumpIn the high jump event, you must soar to new heights as you read a database containing high jumpers training data in order to predict who will win on gameday.Guest commentator: Bruno TerkalyBruno Terkaly is a Microsoft developer ...

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