Nim

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Nim is a system and applications programming language that is statically typed and compiled, designed to be efficient, expressive, and elegant. Being general-purpose it can fill a wide range of uses but has found a niche in game development and systems programming including embedded systems.

2 Mentors

Our mentors are friendly, experienced Nim developers who will help teach you new techniques and tricks.

61 Students

Join hundreds of students who have enjoyed learning and improving their skills by taking this track.

31 Exercises

Hundreds of hours have gone into making these exercises fun, useful, and challenging to help you enjoy learning.

About Nim

Nim is a general-purpose language designed and developed by Andreas Rumpf and first appearing in 2008. Designed to be efficient, expressive, and elegant. Nim is statically typed and compiled but lets you write elegant code that runs efficiently. Nim lets you target many platforms by compiling code to C, C++, JavaScript, or Objective-C. Nim syntax is similar to Python and shares many of Python's characteristics but draws inspiration from a number of languages, such as C, C++, C#, Lisp, Ada, Go, Oberon, and others.

As Nim is a general-purpose language it can be used in various places but has been filling a real niche in the area of Game development and Systems Programming including Embedded systems.

Nim gives you a lot of the convenience you find in Python and other languages, like easy to read syntax, a package management system for using new libraries in your projects, and user-friendly tracebacks for debugging errors.

Nim gives you the speed and portability of C, but with a high-performance garbage-collector and elegant syntax that makes the language very approachable to new people. Nim also gives you control, letting you change the garbage-collector or turn it off completely giving you the option to manage memory yourself. You have a variety of programming paradigms and abstraction layers with Nim.

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proc helloWorld*(name="World"): string =
  "Hello, " & name & "!"

let greeting = helloWorld("Exercism")
echo greeting

A tremendous learning opportunity to explore the depth of your own knowledge

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.

Relaxed. Encouraging. Supportive.

Meet the Nim Track Mentors

Once you join the Nim 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.

Juan Carlos https://github.com/juancarlospaco

I code Python and Nim.

Daniil Yarancev https://github.com/Yardanico

I'm a student who loves to use Nim. It is a very unique and powerful language which contains a lot of features. Sometimes you can even forget that you're writing in a compiled language rather than in a scripting one!
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Nim Exercises

These are a few of the 31 exercises on the Nim track. You can see all the exercises here.

Hamming
medium
easy
algorithms
conditionals
filtering
logic
loops
sequences
sets
strings
Atbash Cipher
medium
easy
algorithms
conditionals
loops
strings
Reverse String
medium
easy
strings
Binary
medium
easy
misc
Bob
medium
easy
conditionals
equality
strings
Run Length Encoding
medium
easy
algorithms
strings
text formatting

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