In the last post I added a couple of basic strategies to my Tic Tac Toe game that made it less than totally stupid, but still not too hard to beat. If you play that game a few times you'll likely identify a few holes in its logic - tactics you can use to repeatedly beat the computer. In this final version, I've added four more strategies that - I think - prevent the human player from ever winning and take every opportunity given to win. If you can beat the game with all the strategies enabled, please tell me how. Here are the final four strategies. Full source code is at the bottom as a Gist.
In the last post I introduced a Tic Tac Toe game with computer player implemented as a single HTML file. The game in that post was a proof of concept, with the computer player just randomly selecting a blank square for its turn.
2014-03-01 - A Graph Paper SVG Drawing App
We gave this test at some dev interviews today: write a function that returns true if the word passed to it is a palindrome (the same backwards as forwards) or false if not.