Saturday, December 24, 2005

Programming Sudoku (Technology in Action)

I have been slow in updating my blog recently as I have busy working on my latest book - Programming Sudoku.

Here is a brief synopsis of the book:

"Sudoku is the wildly popular new puzzle game. Sudoku puzzles are 9x9 grids, and each square in the grid consists of a 3x3 subgrid called a region. Your goal is to fill in the squares so that each column, row, and region contains the numbers 1 through 9 exactly once. And some squares already contain numbers or symbols, which lend clues toward the solution.

Programming Sudoku provides you with great approaches to building and solving Sudoku and other similar puzzles. Using ingenious artificial intelligence and game theory techniques, you'll learn how to get a computer to solve these puzzles for you.
This is a fun, intriguing read whether you're a novice or advanced programmer. It acknowledges the.NET platform as a base, but you'll find this book interesting whatever your programming background. The core techniques in the book enable you to solve Sudoku on any programming platform.

This book will show you how to solve Sudoku puzzles programatically as well as generate puzzles of varying levels of difficulties. It would be a fun read for both Sudoku beginners and Sudoku addicts. Even if you don't want a computer to solve your Sudoku puzzles, the techniques described in this book will help you to solve Sudoku puzzles in a systematic way.


danchong said...

Wishing you success in your book.

Incidentally, I also blogged on writing a Sudoku solver application. In my post, I use the Compact Framework, but the code should also for a WinForm app. See my blog post here.

liam said...

hey nice blog you have here, its been ages since I found one so interesting. Take a look at mine if you like?
sudoku puzzle

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Anonymous said...


Your book is very inspiring and it is a good introduction to sudoku programming. Beginners should find helpful tips to resolve problems . You might also take a look at this Sudoku puzzle which was written in C++ (not Visual Basic). By reading your book, Beginners should get a good idea of how to program sudoku puzzles efficiently. Your algorithm is much simpler than the one I made anyway. I tend to make things complicated :)