[python-uk] Game of Life / TDD ideas

Nicholas H.Tollervey ntoll at ntoll.org
Tue Feb 7 17:28:39 CET 2012


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On 07/02/12 15:51, Tim Golden wrote:
> On 07/02/2012 15:44, Jonathan Hartley wrote:
>> On 07/02/2012 13:41, Nicholas H.Tollervey wrote:
>>> [snip]
[snip2.0]
> 
> FWIW I agree with Jonathan here in that it's definitely worth 
> *demonstrating* or *advocating* the benefits of one approach or 
> another (even, perhaps, to the extent on focusing on it for the
> whole of one Dojo) without necessarily *mandating* its use 
> throughout.
> 
> 
> To give a slightly less contentious example, I would be very much
> in favour of someone demonstrating the best practice for a
> non-trivial Git workflow. DVCS isn't the only way to go; even if it
> is, Git isn't the only player in that arena. But seeing someone
> competent demonstrate its value would give the uncertain some
> guidance and might offer even the experienced some insight.
> 

I totally agree. Perhaps we should suggest this at the next meeting
and work out a mechanism to make it work "in dojo" for a number of
interesting subjects: TDD, DVCS being two already mentioned. I'd add
OOP and functional programming too (from a Pythonic perspective).

Once again, suggestions to the usual place ;-)

N.

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