Monthly Archives: June 2014

The SQL of the Game – Conway’s Game of Life

Joe Celko recently published a challenge to implement Conway’s Game of Life in SQL. At the start of this game, each cell of a 10×10 grid is either occupied or unoccupied by an imaginary creature that Celko calls a Merkle. Each turn, Merkles that have fewer than two neighbors die of loneliness while Merkles that […]