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[Post Event] Global Day of Code Retreat 2013, December 14th,

Last Saturday I participate to a Code Retreat. This event was part of the “Global Day of Code Retreat 2013” where over 2.200 people participate. The Cluj-Napoca event was organized by RABS in collaboration with Codecamp, Cluj.rb, Agile Works and Functional Programmers Cluj-Napoca.
We had 5 rounds where we resolve the classic Code Retreat problem – The Game of Live. During this rounds I had the opportunity to exercise and learn new things not only related to TDD but also related to how you should approach a problem. I had the opportunity to resolve the problem in C#, Java, JavaScript and Typescript.
The round that I enjoyed the most was the one where you could not to talk with your college. In a situations like this it is crucial to name your classes, methods and TEST UNIT methods very explicit and good. From the code quality perspective and the way how we resolve the problem, I had the feeling that that round was the best one ever.
The most important think that I learned was: small steps are the most important thing. It is more easily to resolve a problem when you make ‘baby steps’. Also when you are making small the code is clearer and well written. Not only this, but the quality of the tests increased drastically.
It is great that a simple problem like that can be resolved in thousands of way, each time differently and with the same energy.

I would like to congratulate all the participants and also the organizers.
Great job all!


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