Inspiration

The story of Rumpelstiltskin. The girl who could change straw into gold (by changing one letter at a time).

What it does

Changes any word into another word (if possible) chaning just one letter at a time.

How I built it

The logic started off a a python app managed to keep it without external modules and it was quite simple so converted to nodejs. Keeps a dictionary and word-graph which it traverses.

Challenges I ran into

Main futile bug I spent a while debugging was that each key in an APL datasource has to be a hash/dictionary. The debugging in the console for this was very poor and eventually through trial and error I fixed it.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Building the graphing and dictionary, as well as figuring out some APL/APLA quirks along the way.

What I learned

Better data manipulation.

What's next for Straw to Gold

I have internalization so I could look to branching out to other languages, but it would also be good to improve upon some of the graphics and APLA to make it more interesting.

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