Shopping Cart Kata

Writing code is much like playing music, or roller derby. When you go into work, it’s like a concert or a bout. Can you imagine what a concert would be like if none of the musicians practiced? Or the carnage at a game if none of the skaters trained? Yet the majority of developers do… Read More Shopping Cart Kata

Hack Manchester

Late on last year, after a very successful Barcamp Blackpool and Magrails, I approached @seanhandley (one of the Magrails organisers) who I’d met at LeedsHack earlier in the year to co-organsise a Hack Day in Manchester. He thought it was an awesome idea and jumped on board. My cousin runs the Park Inn next to… Read More Hack Manchester

Preston Codejo 2

Last night was the second Coding Dojo in Preston at the Magma Digital offices, run by myself and @phpcodemonkey. This month the focus was TDD using Ruby. We performed the Checkout Kata (I’ll blog this later) with a Randori format for the first half (rotating a pair at the front with code projected at the… Read More Preston Codejo 2