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exercism fetch ecmascript atbash-cipher

Atbash Cipher

Create an implementation of the atbash cipher, an ancient encryption system created in the Middle East.

The Atbash cipher is a simple substitution cipher that relies on transposing all the letters in the alphabet such that the resulting alphabet is backwards. The first letter is replaced with the last letter, the second with the second-last, and so on.

An Atbash cipher for the Latin alphabet would be as follows:

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Plain:  abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
Cipher: zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba

It is a very weak cipher because it only has one possible key, and it is a simple monoalphabetic substitution cipher. However, this may not have been an issue in the cipher's time.

Ciphertext is written out in groups of fixed length, the traditional group size being 5 letters, and punctuation is excluded. This is to make it harder to guess things based on word boundaries.

Examples

Setup

Go through the setup instructions for ECMAScript to install the necessary dependencies:

http://exercism.io/languages/ecmascript/installation

Requirements

Install assignment dependencies:

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$ npm install

Making the test suite pass

Execute the tests with:

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$ npm test

In the test suites all tests but the first have been skipped.

Once you get a test passing, you can enable the next one by changing xtest to test.

Source

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atbash

Submitting Incomplete Solutions

It's possible to submit an incomplete solution so you can see how others have completed the exercise.