Date Published: September 10, 2020
Today I undertook the String Calculator kata for the fifth time. I got through five of nine sections in the 30 minutes provided.
The String Calculator Kata is a great kata for practicing test-driven development. In this kata, you spend 30 minutes trying to complete as many of the 9 sections as possible, but the idea is that you never read ahead - you can only read the step you're on. You can view the instructions here.
This attempt, I got through 5 sections. That's the same number as last time. I got held up with syntax of throwing exceptions again this time (here's a useful resource for that). Hopefully sometime soon I'll get to a point where I can do all nine!
For a more in-depth description of how to get a kata started in C#, check out the start of my post on the FizzBuzz kata.
To view my code, click here.
I found this kata to be very helpful, and I will definitely try it again in the future to try to beat my performance from this attempt. Best of luck to you if you decide to try it!
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