Code Kata - for Saturday Coders
This is my Kata WIP page.
A code kata is an exercise in programming which helps a programmer hone their skills through practice and repetition. The term was probably first coined by Dave Thomas, co-author of the book The Pragmatic Programmer, in a bow to the Japanese concept of kata in the martial arts.
You can use kata to test a new workflow, try new shortcuts on your IDE or examine new patterns. Mostly you code and when finished delete the code and try again a different way.
Bart, Myself, Lisa,and Joralf, so anyone that's get stuck should have no difficulty getting help.
http://codekata.com 21 Kata
https://github.com/ibuildingsnl/coding-dojo/tree/master/kata I attend the kata sessions run by Matthias Noback
http://agilekatas.co.uk/katas 9 Katas including my next one the Tamagatchi kata
My current iterations:
On Exercism.io I'm on Kata 13: I try to do one kata each morning, but I limit my time to hour. It's good both for flexing my brain muscles first thing in the day and enables me to get stuck in without to much effort. The system is completely test driven, so to start your day you either download a new kata or run your tests to find out exactly where you need to begin. I got one bit of advice at we-camp, to leave your work on a broken test, this makes beginning the next day a no-brainer (literally).
I'm looking forward to trying out a completely new language, maybe in the new year.
- Hello World
Lisa, Rob and Craig meet up and jam live while enjoying a cup of tea and belgian waffles. The music is a cross between the beats and breaks from Techbots mixtapes and the Sunday Afternoon Chillout zone.
But how to get there was the rub. For the nonce he was rather nonplussed but inasmuch as the duty plainly devolved upon him to take some measures on the subject he pondered suitable ways and means during which Stephen repeatedly yawned.