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Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos
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  • 1. Katas, Contests and Coding Dojos Kerry Buckley, 1 October 2010
  • 2. What is a Kata?
  • 3. kata noun a system of individual training exercises for practitioners of karate and other martial arts. • ( pl. same or katas) an individual exercise of this kind. ORIGIN Japanese.
  • 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/genista/310475897
  • 5. But what does that have to do with software?
  • 6. Coding Katas
  • 7. Kata Styles
  • 8. ‘Prag’ Dave Thomas • Simple problems • Many correct solutions • Different each time • Learn by experimentation
  • 9. ‘Uncle’ Bob Martin • Copy a master • Follow forms precisely • Learn by repetition • Aim for perfect performance
  • 10. Katas can help… • To ingrain good habits (TDD, refactoring) • When learning a new language • Master your editor or IDE • Stop you forgetting the basics
  • 11. codekata.pragprog.com
  • 12. codingkata.org
  • 13. www.katacasts.com
  • 14. Coding Dojos
  • 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedromenezes/4146050594
  • 16. Code Retreat
  • 17. http://picasaweb.google.com/coreyhaines/CodeRetreatChicago#5383234997317010050
  • 18. And if I catch you writing the code before the test again, I’ll give you a chinese burn on the other arm too. http://picasaweb.google.com/coreyhaines/CodeRetreatChicago#5383234997317010050
  • 19. Contests and Sparring
  • 20. Demo: Prime Factors

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