Tag Archives: dojo

SmallTalk @ FP

I’ve just had a group introduction to Smalltalk. Piers was visiting Brighton and decided to teach us all about the roots of OO programming. In lieu of the usual 5-minute-on-keyboard sessions, Piers gave us a walk through of developing kata 4 in smalltalk. This was a superb way to learn the language. There was more […]

Coding Dojo Tonight

Tonight was the latest Coding Dojo. We were picking up the mantle from the previous time. This evening was peculiarly intense, thanks to Piers dropping in. Despite not completing the task (as per usual!), I learned an enourmous amount from the interaction this evening. It felt really humbling to be amongst people who knew so […]

Coding Dojo 9

I’m just back from Dojo#9. We attempted Kata 4 again, but in Ruby this time. Even though I was the only one with much Ruby experience behind me, it still wasn’t much of a problem in practise. I did some cheat sheets, but they didn’t seem to be used much. Exactly the same as the […]

Dojo IX

Last night was the latest Coding Dojo. It was an astonishing success. Not only did we all manage to enjoy ourselves, we actually produced some working code! We were attempting Kata Four (data munging), which is split into three parts. Admittedly, we only finished the first part, but it still felt like a real achievement. […]

Dojo VIII

Last night was the 8th Coding Dojo. Joh kindly allowed myself and Jay to try out one based on Ruby instead of the usual Java. Sadly, Jay was ill and couldn’t make it. Get well soon, Jay. We started late because I was installing all the necessary bits (ruby + eclipse) on Joh’s laptop… Having […]