I’ve just registered for Code Jam, Google’s annual programming contest. Unfortunately, the schedule means I might have to do a round or two while on the road, but I’ll give it a shot.

I’m a firm believer that programming languages are tools, and using the right tool for the job matters, so I’ve always used multiple languages for Code Jam. For a bit of extra fun this year, I think I might try for a personal record for language count.

In particular, this is my first Code Jam in a few years, so it’ll be the first one where I’ll use D. D’s standard library is weak on containers (at least for now), but otherwise it’s a really good language for problems like this.