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A journey through Code Katas

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In martial arts, a kata is a sequence of moves that is practised over and over. You can use it as a vehicle to hone your technique or develop strength, agility and stamina. You can use it as a warm up exercise or to cool down and stretch. You can use it to train slow, controlled movements or to generate ballistic energy. If you have more than one...
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Take a Break

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I left work an hour early today.

I'd been working hard on a new feature. It was all going well until I hit a wall. Progressed stopped. I hacked away for half an hour. I ruined my nice design and still failed to get things working. I reverted my changes and tried a different approach and still didn't get it to work.

So I left.

I reverted...
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Coursera: Programming Languages by Dan Grossman

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Classic Rock intros; a guy with a PhD jumping up and down; and function subtyping being contravariant in the arguments: These are three things I did not expect from a course in Programming languages.

I signed up to the Coursera course in Programming Languages by Dan Grossman because I have an interest in learning programming languages. I...
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1, 2, 3, 4, 5...

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Back in October I started my latest programming project. Not some game or utility or mobile app. This project was to learn a bunch of different programming languages all at the same time. After writing the mandatory “Hello Worlds” I set about my first real task. Something simple, something easy...

What could be easier than getting a computer to...
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Hello in Ten Languages

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I woke up surrounded by the debris of the night before. I pushed past the empty coke cans and brought my laptop out of hibernation. As the hard drive spun into action, the screen flicked on revealing a desktop littered with used language installers.

Welcome to day two of my project. I have set out to learn ten programming languages and the first...
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Challenge Statement

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I've never been one for learning new languages. Sure, I talk about it loads and dabble a bit, but when it comes to solving a real problem, I always turn to whatever I'm most familiar with. For the last 11 years, that has been Java. Before that it was different versions of BASIC.

So, I'm setting myself a challenge and I'm inviting...

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