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Howdy Hackers, we’re taking a quick break from hackwars development to bring you a message from the guy, or rather, the legend who started it all!

Hey, I'm Ben (aka johnny_heart) one of the original developers of HackWars.

One of the foremost goals of HackWars was to help people learn how to program. Over the years, we've touched the lives of thousands of players, and in my opinion met this goal.

Myself and another HackWars developer (Christian, aka mecha_cephalon) recently competed in Node Knockout. In this contest, we put forward a vision that we both have:

tut, a free and open platform for teachers and learners to interact and collaborate: creating learning modules; quiz questions; and most importantly reinventing how people learn.

The tut platform itself is open-source https://github.com/bcoe/tut.

But the platform isn’t the end of the innovation that tut provides. Christian has (finally) completed his PhD in Neuroscience, and is applying his knowledge of how human memory works to the tut learning system. By applying the core principles of spaced learning and distributed testing, we think we’ve come up with a learning system that will get information into your brain, and make it stick (read more about it on the science section of the site).

Please help us make our dreams of an open, and effective educational platform come true:

· Help us make some noise, vote for our project, tweet about it, and tell your friends.
· Contribute some programming tutorials and challenges.

You can find our entry here:

http://www.king-tutorial.com

Click on the link on the bottom of the page to vote for us in Node Knockout.

Cheers, and happy hacking,

-- Ben.

We think this is an awesome project and will definitely explore using it as a medium for HackWars tutorials. Also, stay tuned for HackWars news coming soon™!

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I think tut needs a tutorial

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Submitted by WildCard on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:52.

I think tut needs a tutorial on how to use it or how to contribute to it. xD

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WildCard says: I got your bank, lol'ing at your lost money.

agreed xD

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Submitted by jdog141176 on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 12:23.

agreed xD

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There actually is a tut

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Submitted by TerribleTrioJoe on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 13:52.

There actually is a tut tutorial on how to make a tut tutorial! See https://github.com/cbattista/how_to_make_a_tutorial

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-TTJ

(Im in ur compilerz lolin' ur codez !)

Is it linux only. Bummer for

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Submitted by WildCard on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 17:53.

Is it linux only. Bummer for me.

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WildCard says: I got your bank, lol'ing at your lost money.

It isn't linux only, but you

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Submitted by TerribleTrioJoe on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 18:04.

It isn't linux only, but you will need to install git and node.js (which should include npm) before using it. Both of these exist for windows, but the directions may not apply in some cases (such as the one command with sudo)

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-TTJ

(Im in ur compilerz lolin' ur codez !)

Good to know it ain't linux

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Submitted by WildCard on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 09:35.

Good to know it ain't linux only. It was just that commands like "sudo npm install tut -g" looks like it was made for linux.

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WildCard says: I got your bank, lol'ing at your lost money.

Hey guys, Johnny Heart here,

Submitted by bcoe on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:01.

Hey guys, Johnny Heart here, an exciting announcement related to this post. I've taken a job as one of the first developers at npm:

http://blog.npmjs.org/post/81600398588/npm-install-ben-coe-g

I plan to continue working on tools for sharing, and teaching about code. As always, anyone in the HackWars community should feel free to reach out to me.

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