Make sure you check out LitDev’s January challenges.
Here’s more info about Amir CPS‘s Challenge: 8-Queens!
The 8-Queens problem in chess is to place 8 queens on a chess board such that none of the queens is threatening any of the others. The problem is to input the 8 columns of the queens on the rows of a chess board, with 1 being the first column and 8 being the last, e.g. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 means the queens are along the diagonal, which would not be a valid solution.
Write a program to test a user input guess.
- Enter board configuration: 2 4 6 8 3 1 7 5 – This is a valid configuration (as above).
- Enter board configuration: 1 8 2 5 3 7 4 6 – This is NOT a valid configuration.
Black queens means valid and red queens means NOT valid.
What do you think? Have you tried it?
And be sure to check out the forum thread: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbasic/thread/1be6e691-9942-4b5f-a1a5-47bd3fa14862
– Ninja Ed