The F#unctional Londoners Meetup Group will be starting 2012 with a code Kata on Thursday January 26th at 6:30pm at Skills Matter.
The term Kata comes from martial arts. A code Kata is a short programming exercise for practicing an aspect of software development.
Back in November in the Programming with the Stars session at the Progressive F# Tutorials our celebrities Mark Needham and Mark Seemann took on the Tennis Kata, first in C# and then F#.
As the two Mark’s talked through their solutions a number of people worked on their own versions, 2 of which you can see on the F# Snippets site:
PacMan Scanning over the Kata catalogue for ideas the PacMan Kata bit me immediately.
Pacman finds himself in a grid filled with monsters. Will he be able to eat all the dots on the board before the monsters eat him?
To get things started I’ve built up a maze and some graphics. You can see an example over on F# Snippets that runs in the browser on http://tryfsharp.org which uses Silverlight: PacMan Maze
Look forward to seeing you at the event.