A kata is defined as an exercise in programming which helps hone your skills through practice and repetition. Authoring katas is done in blogs but you can't really test yourself. Dave Thomas @pragdave, started this movement for programming. He recently created codekata.com, which is a comprehensive archives of all of the katas he has written. Another fine site is coderdojo. It provides a great way to get involved with katas.
The purpose of this gem is to provide a work environment based way of interacting. It provides several facilities for authoring and taking katas that allow you to work in your own environment. The inspiration for this gem came from my friend Nick Hengeveld who first introduced me to the concept of a kata several years ago and provided feedback during it's development.
NOTE: Requires version 1.9.3 and higher
It is up on rubygems.org so add it to your project bundle:
or do it the old fashioned way and install the gem manually:
gem install kata
NAME kata - Ruby kata management SYNOPSIS kata [COMMAND] [ARGS] DESCRIPTION The kata gem allows one to manage their personal development in the practice of writing code through repetition. PRIMARY COMMANDS kata setup [--no-repo] [--language=option] file Setup a github repo for the kata development session. --no-repo - Add the directory tree and files to the current repo if possible --language=option - Define the programming language for the directory tree that is built file - Path to the code kata source file for the practice session kata take file Start a kata development session kata version Current installed version number kata help This usage message
The Wiki has all of the documentation necessary for getting you started.
- kata(string, &block)
- context(string, &block)
- requirement(string, &block)
Richard Millan updated the tests and forced me to bring more of this up to date
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