16 December 2013

Poor, Sad Website: Voiding Today's Quiz

At 9:45 AM Chicago time, the PL/SQL Challenge website became unresponsive. It looks like we were and are being hammered by bots. We have been unable to stop the onslaught and so after a few hours of on again, off again access, I must announce with great sadness that we will void the results for today's quiz.

This means they will not be included in rankings for the quarter.

Now, having said that, I plan - when the site and backend become available again - to see how easily we can extend the end date for today's quiz....to tomorrow (make it a "two day quiz").

If that is possible (it should be, but you know how it is with unique indexes and constraints and code), then anyone who couldn't get to the quiz today, can do it tomorrow and then I will not void the results.

In the meantime, I will go take a walk in 12 degree weather (crisp but clear).

ALSO: make sure to follow PLSQLChallenge @ twitter.com so you can receive announcements about site status.

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