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I beat @leolaporte in a game of War

August 23, 2010

Here’s an interesting contest I stumbled on today. Unfortunately you’re too late to enter unless you can write an incredible application in under 10 kilobytes in less than a day.

The 10K Apart contest challenges developers to write a web app in less than 10 kilobytes. The apps consist of a slew of the usual suspects — A Minsweeper, a to-do list manager, and even a Space Invaders clone.

It’s good to see a challenge that actually drives developers to look at tightening their code and doing as much with as little as possible. The fact that some of these apps were done in under 10 kb is impressive.

But the important thing is I beat Leo Laporte in a game of War he had no idea happened.