054 RR Coding Exercises, Quizzes, and Katas

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    02:50 – RubyQuiz

    • Practice Tactics

    05:19 – CodeKata

    07:20 – Learn by Play

    07:56 – Have It Deployed

    • “If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong!”

    09:29 – Ship Something Critical

    15:06 – Teach Other People

    • The whole point of the refactoring is that at every step the code is not broken

    17:17 – Experimentation While Writing Books

    22:00 – Code Retreats

    22:22 – International Conference on Functional Programming Contest

    • 72 Hour Programming Contest

    26:29 – Pair Programming Playtime

    28:28 – Play =? Timeboxed Spike Iteration

    33:20 – NPR's Sunday Puzzle

    36:11 – Webster's Dictionary word list on the Mac/Linux at /usr/share/dict/words

    36:59 – Bookworm (Online Game)

    38:28 – What do you think about the pointlessly stupid problems like writing a Ruby quine?

    39:18 – Code Golf

    40:58 – Writing Code & Reading Code

    • “You get good knowing when to obey the rules and you get great knowing when to break the rules.”

    44:56 – Practice of Learning to Solve Problems vs Learning the Language

    • Confidence in Your Coding Skills

    48:50 – David's Blog Post on Mandelbrot Sets