Hacknight

Bring your projects and let's do some hacking. Don't have a project, let's work on Ruby or a Gem. We could even actually finish an implementation of the game of life. Start discussing here so that people know what they are in for.

Social hour starts at 1800. Code starts at 1900.

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  • Crystal M.

    I'd like to see TDD done on a very simple c program. I want to get in the habit of doing this now as a beginner rather than trying to shift my thinking later. Any takers? #hacknightturnsintoprogrammingfordummies

    August 25

    • Crystal M.

      It sounds like something I'll need to table once I get out of the beginners' woods of C programming. I get the sense that it's mostly used in object oriented programming rather than procedural programming like C. Is that true?

      August 25

    • Amos K.

      No, C is a great place to use unit testing. Each piece is individually testable. It lets you know when you are done. It also makes sure that your code does what you want. If you test after you are making sure your code doesn't change, and not saying what you want before.

      August 26

  • Craig B.

    OK, the easy part is now up at https://github.com/boochtek/randomly_generated. There aren't any tests yet, but I did create and publish the gem, so I can use it from the other gem.

    August 25

  • Mark

    Argh....have an issue at work and won't be able to make it :( Will try again for next month.

    August 25

  • Brad U.

    That's my birthday, so I doubt I'll make it in. I am legitimately interested in contributing though mainly because we want to start using it to test our stuff. I look forward to seeing what you make.

    August 13

  • Christopher C.

    I'll have to miss tonight, not feeling well.

    August 25

  • Craig B.

    Here's my proof of concept. It works, but doesn't have any mechanism for shrinking, has no tests, and needs to be made into a couple gems. https://gist.github.com/booch/119c8ab21d5b407ecb58

    August 25

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make it this time. I'll try to make it next time.

    August 25

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm very new to programming. I'm learning C right now, but would like to get into Ruby and Python next. Would it be fine, if I came by? This meetup sounds interesting to me. :)

    August 20

    • Craig B.

      Yes. My project will be split into 2 parts -- 1 relatively easy, and 1 getting into the nasty obscure guts of a library. Others might have other projects they're working on.

      August 21

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome!

      August 21

  • Christopher C.

    I agree it sounds interesting. Would be good if we can get someone who has some experience with generative testing to come along.

    August 13

  • Craig B.

    Jessica's presentation on generative testing made me want to try it, but the Rantly library she used was overly complicated and seemed like a transplant from another language.

    I'd like to see if we can get a more idiomatic Ruby implementation of generative testing for RSpec. I hope to have a start on the basics before the meeting, and get some help to see if we can get a decent implementation.

    August 12

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