I created this series of Scala dojos to introduce developers at work to functional programming concepts and social coding with Git. As I create them I will post them here over the coming weeks, feel free to join in yourselves and do please provide any feedback that may be useful.
This series of dojos is intended to take you from a Scala novice to wizard in 8 weeks. To help encourage people to share their solutions I have set up a Scala Dojo Leaderboard to track those who complete the challenges, with additional bonus points available along the way.
The dojos are held once a week in a meeting room, preferably one with a round table. People bring along laptops if they have one and then either pair up or work solo on the problems.
Make the tests go green. Simple.
The dojos will be using git and GitHub to collaborate on the problems, it is a great way to see how others have solved the coding challenges. Once you have an account with github you can fork any of the projects into your own github repository with the click of a single button.
To get a local copy of the code from the remote repository, either the master or your own, run this command.
If you do not have git currently installed you can download it here from the git website. When using Git I found this one page cheat sheet useful, it also comes with some pointers about good VCS practice, Git_Cheat_Sheet_grey.pdf