It was the second time that we did Tetris as our task for the JSCodeRetreat and I have to say, that the participants' comment made me realize that we are on the right track. Though not all comments were purely in favor of Tetris, I think Tetris is the better task for a (JS) CodeRetreat.
It was Evren who triggered the idea of using Tetris as the task for the next JSCodeRetreat. And I have to say it was a good idea, it was a bit more challenging than the Game of Life and left more room for discussions and also allowed to explore more (software) design challenges.
In preparation for my last post Mikado Method to install a Vim Plugin I just had to read one of the good articles about the Mikado Method again. And when something really grabs my attention and I think there are relevant things in such an article (or video) I usually tweet the things I find most essential. So here is a collection of (some of) the things I find most relevant in that article.
I just wanted to install a github-flavored markdown plugin for vim. Until today I only used vim as it falls out of the box. So I had to do a couple detours before I got a vim plugin installed. Since I like the simplicity of the Mikado Method I apply it very often (maybe too often). In this case I used a very simple form of it, actually mainly to document all the steps I had to take on this detour. Read more below.
While refactoring some badly tested code, a pattern of how I extract dependencies emerged. The actual intention was to improve the testability. In this case dependency injection is the tool that helped me. Read here to find out the steps I found to separate the dependencies.
In the last part #2 of the purescript series I got Purescript and it's executable installed, using yarn. Pulp seems to be the default "build system and package manager for PureScript projects" as Bodil Stokke states in her 1st commit to the project. Let me explore it a bit.
This post is my 2nd write-down inspired by "Purescript by Example", the book by Phil Freeman, the author of purescript. Now about chapter 2, where I install Purescript and touch the tools for the first time. I am gonna use
yarn instead of
npm, let's see how that goes :).