Coding Dojo

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2008Mar05SPDojo

Participants: FabricioSousa , HugoCorbucci , MarianaBravo , ThiagoColucci , MartinFabichak , LucianoRamalho , JacquelineMarchetti and maybe others

Scribe: ? ( HugoCorbucci )

Kata: Roman Numerals (rubyquiz.com/quiz22.html) in Lua

Schedule

20:00 ~ 21:00 Choosing the Language and Setting up the environment

21:00 ~ 22:15 Coding Session

The problem was solved in Lua with lunit in a RandoriKata style, switching pairs every 7 minutes. Since nobody had any previous experience with Lua, it was a really painful experience. We struggled mostly with the language, the API and unit testing. We hardly had time to really implement the hard part of the problem. Just some shy start of it. The code is available at groups.google.com/group/dojo_sp/files.

22:15 ~ 22:30 Retrospective

Some of the lessons learned from the session were: lunit and lua are not that easy to catch. Trying a new language if NOBODY knows anything about it is not a good idea. Language changes should be started by a Kata demonstration to get attendees started on the matter.

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