Peer to Peer: poker ranking
I was the second guest on Drew Neil’s Peer to Peer interview series, hosted by Tom Stuart. I was given me a programming problem about poker card-ranking. Tom Stuart sat by me and asked me questions about how I was approaching things as I worked on the problem. I had lots of fun making that video: you can watch the episode here.
A “hand” in poker consists of five playing cards drawn from a standard deck. Implement a system which can decide which of two hands has the highest ranking, according to the standard poker ranking rules.
Solving the problem
Annotations and explanations of my though process and compromises are available here.
master branch you will see where I left things off at the end of session.
bonus branch you will find further work done to complete the problem and refactor some of the code.