Conway’s Game of Life
In software we do our practicing on the job, and that’s why we make mistakes on the job. We need to find ways of splitting the practice from the profession. We need practice sessions.
As a group, software developers don’t practice enough. Most of our learning takes place on the job, which means that most of our mistakes get made there as well. Other creative professions practice: artists carry a sketchpad, musicians play technical pieces, poets constantly rewrite works. In karate, where the aim is to learn to spar or fight, most of a student’s time is spent learning and refining basic moves. The more formal of these exercises are called kata.
Thanks to all who attended this year's Global Day of @Coderetreat!
I couldn't help myself, so here's a step-by-step TDD implementation in @unity3d with a simple #VirtualReality viewer:
https://t.co/iCATBGHRjK #GrabYourHeadset pic.twitter.com/sNuS1Ez7ey
— Matt Plavcan (@mplavcan) November 20, 2018