I’m very excited to let you all know that registration is open for the code retreat organized by Prairie Dev Con. Go register here.
I always get excited for code retreats. If you have time and want to know more before you sign up, you can read my previous posts about them here and here, or get in touch and I’ll try to convince ya 🙂
Most attendees reported having fun last night at the TDD Kata 1 session at SkullSpace, the latest Winnipeg PHP UG meetup. 😉
Here’s the code we produced last night, plus a very basic example of how to make functions throw exceptions in PHP that we did not get to last night.
Do you have an implementation I could learn from?
Awesome little collection of videos that attempt to teach programming through fun.
I stumbled across this fun course: Programming Abstractions. It’s sort of like a Data Structures and Algorithms course our two Universities here offer ( offered? ).
Particularly having fun with writing solutions to the lab “sections” and assignments. Will I actually dare to write some of the solutions in C++?
WordPress 3.8 is out. Dan Bernardic ( me ) is listed as one of the “188 contributors with props in this release” of WordPress. While that is flattering, I think it is misleading, so I feel the need to publicly make that clear. There almost certainly isn’t a single line of code in WordPress 3.8 that I’ve written. Perhaps next time!
The reason I am listed there is that I tried to contribute to development of a plugin that was revamping one of the WP admin screens called the “Dashboard”. I did not end up contributing anything useful that I am aware of, partly due to lack of time, but perhaps more so because it was not fun enough for me. I tend to find time for things that I find to be fun.
I knew I wasn’t the only one so excited about the upcoming Code Retreat to want to get together with others before the event and prepare!
After getting a hold of xorrbit on Freenode and a short conversation, we arranged to prepare for the Code Retreat at SkullSpace next Thursday at 6pm.
Andrew will talk about code retreat in general, and about CoffeeScript – his preferred language for the event.
Code Retreat is coming up again, this time at SkullSpace. Learn more and register to attend!
Here are a couple of links to posts and code I created around last year’s Code Retreat:
Lately, I’ve been programming with Python when I have a choice, so Python and DocTest will be my #1 environment of choice.
I hope to see You, and learn from You there!
Just in case you were wondering – yes, I’ve still got it.