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This challenge write-up first appeared on PyBites.

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Hi Pythonistas, a new week, a new 'bite' of Python coding! Love or hate Reddit, it has a lot of good data to work with. This week we have you write an app of your choice using the Reddit API. Have fun!

The challenge

First of all thanks shibasisp for raising the issue. We like the 2 examples you provided so we post them here:

  • A program that would fetch one challenge from easy, one from Intermediate and one hard from r/dailyprogrammer and shows it in the console. (PyBites: definitely something we could use!)

  • A program that would fetch 10 (or so) news items from r/news and sort them in decreasing order of upvotes.

More ideas

But these are just examples. Feel free to build anything. The goal is to sharpen your coding skills. If you scratch your own itch even better (last week's Pomodori Tracker for example is something we use on a daily basis now).

Further resources

Please share

While you're at it, if you like this challenge upvote it on Reddit or retweet it on Twitter. The more people coding with us == more possible PR submissions for our review == the more we all learn from this!

Getting ready

See our INSTALL doc how to fork our challenges repo to get cracking.

This doc also provides you with instructions how you can submit your code to our community branch via a Pull Request (PR). We will feature your PRs in our end-of-the-week challenge review (previous editions).


If you have ideas for a future challenge or find any issues, please contact us or open a GH Issue.

Last but not least: there is no best solution, only learning more and better Python. Good luck!

Keep Calm and Code in Python!

-- Bob and Julian

We use Python 3.8