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Code Kata Night - Almost December 2010

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Code Kata Night - Almost December 2010

Time: November 30, 2010 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Location: the Math Forum @ Drexel
Street: 3210 Cherry Street
City/Town: Philadelphia
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Event Type: code, kata
Organized By: Audrey R. Troutt
Latest Activity: Dec 2, 2010

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December is kind of a crazy month, so we would like to have a code kata night on November 30th instead.

The proposed exercise for this event is "roll your own testing framework". So, bring your laptops and your brains, but leave junit and rspec and all the rest at home, okay?

We'll have pizza too.

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Comment by D. André Dhondt on December 2, 2010 at 5:55am
Lots of fun that night--here are some photos: one, two
Comment by Sebastian Hermida on December 1, 2010 at 7:05am
Hey! There is nothing crazy about rolling out our own testing framework or trying hard on not using getters and setters as a calisthenics kata :)

Could we at least consider other languages? The last kata that we did at work was a simple exercise (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bizz_buzz) but you picked a language out of a hat. We had Java, Scala, Python, Clojure and Groovy as languages. Even if you did not finish, you learned a little bit of that language for that kata.

It was fun! And OK, maybe a little crazy :)
Comment by Audrey R. Troutt on November 30, 2010 at 9:51pm
For next time: We discussed doing a "Back to basics" code kata night where we don't do anything crazy like roll your own or object calisthenics. Instead we will pull simple ideas out of a hat and do that with pairing and TDD
Comment by Audrey R. Troutt on November 30, 2010 at 5:31pm
More info about the proposed exercise if you are wondering: We are going to be testing the bowling game. We want the tests to be as expressive as possible so that a non-programmer could read and write them, but we are going to pretend that we don't have junit or rspec to build them on.

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