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Trying out a Randori

Tonight's meeting of the Software Craftsmanship Group was led by Uncle Bob Martin.

This time around we tried a Randori-style coding dojo. The task was to build a clock and, although we fell short of the original goal of having a GUI, there was plenty to be learned in this process.

I felt it was an interesting way to learn about your own performance under a moderate amount of pressure. More importantly, at least for me, was getting exposure to BDD and pairing with other developers that are a few step ahead of me on that particular road.

Once again, because I'm not a Ruby developer by day, I felt a little bit uneasy taking my turn and going up there to code a little bit. But I would not pass the experience, otherwise why even bother showing up for the event at all.

The whole thing was captured on tape. Hopefully the video will be made available and I'll come back and link to it here.

UPDATE: Doug has put some videos up.


Software Craftsmanship - Coding Dojo - Kata


Software Craftsmanship - Coding Dojo - Randori

Posted 12-08-2008 9:50 PM by sergiopereira

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Comments

jdn wrote re: Trying out a Randori
on 12-09-2008 11:35 AM

I'll be interested in hearing more about it at the group meeting tomorrow, but....

<rant>

what the f^&k is up with this random and warm embrace of japanese terms within some programming circles?  It's hilarious (and stupid).

I hearby proclaim my programming method to be called 'Jujutsu', because that makes it seem so much more special.  I should market it.

And if you don't like the randori dojo, try the tandori chicken.

Sheesh.

</rant>

sergiopereira wrote re: Trying out a Randori
on 12-09-2008 12:09 PM

All you need is some basic introduction to Japanese:

www.thinkgeek.com/.../zoom

Applying to programming:

- suttaki traceru

- curry brace

- fissuboro

- etc

Sorry for the bad taste joke :)

Doug Bradbury wrote re: Trying out a Randori
on 12-10-2008 11:57 AM

Sergio,

Yes, we did record the meeting.  I need to edit it and get it posted.  I'll let you know when it is ready.

Doug Bradbury

8th Light

Paul Pagel wrote re: Trying out a Randori
on 12-12-2008 11:01 AM

Sergio,

Here are the videos, compliment of Doug Bradbury.

http://vimeo.com/2499161

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