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List of top websites to solve programming challenges: To learn about top 5 websites to be found on the internet for the purpose of testing and honing up of your programming skills. Here we learn the different aspects associated with competitive programming and will get an exposure and meeting up with new people.
Submitted by Deepak Dutt Mishra, on May 08, 2018

Top 5 Websites for solving programming challenges

As we all know that there are various websites, courses, institutes and others that can be found all around the world for students for the sole purpose of learning various programming languages like C, C++, Java, Python etc. But what about when they have learnt those but don’t know or have any platform for testing their skills. For such sole purposes even some great minds have provided us some websites that can be found around in the internet. Some websites very well known while some remain laying their like acquaintances even though being better in some of their aspects.

Students absolutely love to learn new languages that are for sure but what is the use of such learning without implementation. For this purpose this article is going to show you top 5 websites for many programmers and students along with their links for showcasing their programming skills. These sites are going to be listed on personal views and do not contradict other statements given in other websites.

1) Codechef

Top 5 Websites for solving programming challenges - codechef

Founded in September, 2009 a subsidiary of Directi based in Mumbai, which is a non-profit educational Initiative of the same. Codechef aims to provide coding platforms to students, programmers, and software professional to showcase and hone up their programming skills through online tests and competitions.

Link: https://www.codechef.com/

2) TopCoder

Top 5 Websites for solving programming challenges - topcoder

Founded in April, 2001 a child organisation of Wipro based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Topcoder is a collaborative community having a global community consisting of Designers, Data Scientists, Developers and Competitive programmers which organises annual “TOPCODER OPEN TOURNAMENT” and other smaller regional tournaments and events.

Link: https://www.topcoder.com/

3) HackerRank

Top 5 Websites for solving programming challenges - hackerrank

Formerly, known as Interview Street, Inc. Founded in 2009 based on Palo Alto, California, USA. HackerRank focuses on competitive programming contests for all developers, programmers, designers etc. involving both consumers and business side communities. It is a part of growing gamification trends merging with competitive programming.

Link: https://www.hackerrank.com/

4) SPOJ(Sphere Online Judge)

Top 5 Websites for solving programming challenges - spoj

This is an online platform where approximately around 30,000 problems available for nearly 400,000 users. Problems are prepared by community of question setters, or from previous questions and even advanced users are given the privilege to set questions and organise contests with their own set of rules.

Link: http://www.spoj.com/

5) Project Euler

Top 5 Websites for solving programming challenges - euler

Launched in October 5, 2001 is a free registration website named after "Leonhard Euler" dedicated for development of computer programs to solve series of computational problems especially attracting students and programmers who enjoys mathematics and computer programming.

Link: https://projecteuler.net/

More popular website(s) for solving programming challenges

6) CodeForces

Top 5 Websites for solving programming challenges - codeforces

This website was started by Mike Mirzayanov in 2010, this is one of the best websites for solving programming challenges. The website run programming contest on regular basis. The main feature of this website is that it shows failure test cases along with the suggestions of preferable algorithms to be used.

Link: http://codeforces.com/

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