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 …


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…

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…


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

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