TicTacToe challenge winner announcement

In my last post I announced a challenge: the first pull request on my TicTacToe for AL GitHub repository that contains a properly written event handler with “AI” that either beats the human player or ends in a draw gets a special reward. Honestly, I didn’t expect to see any submissions there, because NAV community is not too GitHub savvy. I rarely get any hands up in the air when in my sessions or workshops I ask who uses GitHub. But, three forks arrived soon and one submission quickly followed. It provides a clean and working solution that properly applies the handler pattern and never loses a game.

And, the winner is: Bartel de Leeuw!

Bartel has provided a good solution that satisfies all of the criteria: it never loses a game, it wins if given a chance by the human player, and it properly handles the handler pattern, thus providing a loosely bound AI algorithm for the game. I kept good on my promise too, so Bartel has got a standing ovation from my family (all the audience I had available at the time, and they did give me a strange look at first before they joined me in cheering and applauding), and here’s a public acknowledgement on my blog. I’ll also always use his solution and mention him when presenting control add-ins demos, or NAV event-driven architectures.

That’s it, now back to serious stuff.


Vjeko has been writing code for living since 1995, and he has shared his knowledge and experience in presentations, articles, blogs, and elsewhere since 2002. Hopelessly curious, passionate about technology, avid language learner no matter human or computer.

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