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About Scheme

(let ((quine '((lambda (q) `(,q ',q))
               '(lambda (q) `(,q ',q)))))
  (equal? quine (eval quine)))

Scheme is a statically scoped and properly tail-recursive dialect of the Lisp programming language invented by Guy Lewis Steele Jr. and Gerald Jay Sussman. It was designed to have an exceptionally clear and simple semantics and few different ways to form expressions. A wide variety of programming paradigms, including functional, imperative, and message passing styles, find convenient expression in Scheme.

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Exercism is fantastic in learning new languages but that is not the extent of it. If you are a "more experienced" programmer you may have encountered impostor syndrome: the idea you don't really know what you think you know. Exercism lets you solve problems and put them in the space of open feedback which is a tremendous learning opportunity to explore the depth of your own knowledge. Even if you have been programming in a language for awhile it is worth checking into Exercism to see where you stand with current implementation practices.

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Meet the Scheme Track mentors

Once you join the Scheme language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Pierre Thierry

I started in the Lisp family with Common Lisp but I love the elegant simplicity of Scheme and how it enables Functional Programming.
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Jonah Kruschke

Scheme (and SICP) opened my eyes to the wonderful world of functional programming, and I hope to help others discover the paradigm.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Scheme exercises

These are a few of the 39 exercises on the Scheme track. You can see all the exercises here.

Scrabble Score
Phone Number
Affine Cipher
dynamic programming
Armstrong Numbers
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Scheme Track maintainers

The Scheme Maintainers are the brains behind the Scheme Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Guy Gastineau

I have fallen in love with Scheme in a very short period of time. I am looking forward to helping build this into a robust and healthy track ;)

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