On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 16:37, Chad MILLER <epo...@chad.org>
I could, perhaps, make that one. - chad
On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 14:30, Marcela Errazquin <merra...@gmail.com
> Monster Media is thinking about hosting a Coding Dojo in one of our media
> labs. How is everyone's availability for next Tuesday, the 21st, around
It turns out this is the only night some close friends of mine can all meet before the new year, so I'm out.
Thanks for arranging this night, Marcela. I love the idea of coding in person with fresh people in strange domains, and I hope I can do so with you and others in the future.
I don't think that will be Coding Dojo, though. I think by typing and teasing out what works best, and Coding Dojo's methods don't fit mine at all. I use tests to verify what I'm doing, not prescribe my thinking and my path. I always plan to throw the first draft away, and if I don't break those kinds of red/green tests soon and often, then either I was omniscient at first or I'm being lazy -- probably the latter. I don't want to practice what I wouldn't do in real life. So: Yay TDD in general, but I think the tests are as wrong as often as the code is, in the first hour of working -- and that's all the time we have in the Dojo.
I hope to start some longer-term projects after the new year. I'll come fishing here for cohorts in some Saturday-morning hackathons, if no one objects.