October 2012 Blog Posts (3)

A Code Retreat

Reposted from jeffmatthewsmith.tumblr.com

When you can’t talk, your code really does have to speak for itself.

Yesterday, during our weekly meta-skills session, we had a code retreat (thank you Corey Haines). 

The purpose of a code retreat is to get back to the …

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Added by Jeff Smith on October 26, 2012 at 4:02am — No Comments

Global Day of Coderetreat 2012 - Nuremberg

Full post text included, originally published at http://zsoldosp.eu

If you are not familiar with the concept of a code retreat, listen to this podcast (or read the…
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Added by Péter Zsoldos on October 20, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Codeweavers Coderetreat

Last week we had @kevinrutherford in to run a coderetreat. It was the first retreat I’ve taken part in personally, the same applying to much of the team. The day was to focus on one challenge – Conway’s Game of Life, though each iteration would introduce new constraints.

Iteration 1

The four rules of simple code were discussed, aka “Extreme Normal Form”.

Passes tests

Communicates intent

No duplication

Nothing unncessary

Our first run through was…

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Added by Shaun Finglas on October 9, 2012 at 1:19pm — No Comments

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