In Episode 55, Michael and I got into a conversation about public properties and public variables “looking” the same in C#. For those unfamiliar with the topic or maybe not clear on the difference, I put together a video showing exactly what they are, how they’re different, and why you would choose one over the other. If you have any comments, please do leave the below!
Doing something a wee bit different for this week’s Mini Code Adventure. This time we’re looking at a small Roguelike game I’ve been making in Unity3d. It took me a lot longer than 5 minutes to get this far, but I thought it might be interesting to show a longer “fun and interesting” project.
Welcome to the second Mini Code Adventure, a series of blog posts and videos that highlight fun and exciting projects that you get running in just a few minutes.
Now, let’s get to playing with Markov Chains! [Read more…]
Welcome to the first Mini Code Adventure, a new series of blog posts and videos that highlight fun and exciting projects that you get running in minutes.
Like I mentioned in my post on Meetup and Codewars, I think the best way to prepare for a technical/whiteboard/programming interview is to practice. Sites like Codewars make this kind of practice easier than ever, but the pressure of having potential employers watching over your shoulder adds a whole other dimension.
Because of that, I wanted to experiment with “live coding” through practice problems, talking through my decisions as I went along. This ended up being more difficult than I had anticipated, even without the live audience.
Now that I’m wrapping up my little experiment, I wanted to share a few things that I learned along the way…
In this video, Allen tracks down a bug in a web application that AndrewK provided from our Slack community – http://www.codingblocks.net/slack
He walks through the debugging process and drops a few little tips along the way that can provide a methodical / effective approach to finding and fixing bugs.
Joe is back with another code challenge and this one is on a well known favorite – Fizz Buzz. If you’re looking to sharpen your “live” coding skills, code katas are a great way to go.
Come sharpen your coding skills:
Clan: Coding Blocks
In this video, Joe walks through another Kata from Code Wars. If you’re preparing for an interview or just want to sharpen your thinking / coding skills and see how other people do the same problem, code katas are awesome.
Try your hand at some Kata code challenges:
Clan: Coding Blocks