Sunday, August 17, 2008

Code Kata Quest for a Coding Dojo

In my quest to find Code Katas for an upcoming Coding Dojo at work, I searched quite a while for something suitable for our needs.

Dave Thomas' Back to the CheckOut at http://codekata.pragprog.com/ is good. The others there did not seem to exactly fit what we want right now. Either they were
  • too academic (often single function solutions)
  • the ramp up in explaining the problem was too high
  • or there was no coding involved in solving the Kata
The other Code Katas of Dave's may be exactly what others are looking for.


Perhaps if the Klondike one at http://codekata.pragprog.com/2007/01/kata_twenty_klo.html was sectioned into several exercises, the ramp up of explaining the Kata would be manageable.

Looking elsewhere, I see http://www.codingdojo.org has a KataCatalogue. Nothing there that seemed to fit as of this writing (August 17, 2008).

In the future, looking at something like Head First books may be promising.

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