Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kata (programming)

Kata (programming) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
"Code Kata is a term coined by Dave Thomas, co-author of the book The Pragmatic Programmer, in a bow to the Japanese concept of kata in the martial arts. A code kata is an exercise in programming which helps a programmer hone their skills through practice and repetition. As of October 2011, Dave Thomas has published 21 different katas."

CodeKata by Dave Thomas

Kata (型 or 形 literally: "form")
By practicing in a repetitive manner the learner develops the ability to execute those techniques and movements in a natural, reflex-like manner. Systematic practice does not mean permanently rigid. The goal is to internalize the movements and techniques of a kata so they can be executed and adapted under different circumstances, without thought or hesitation. A novice’s actions will look uneven and difficult, while a master’s appear simple and smooth.

Wikipedia Books

Help:Books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
"create a book from Wikipedia articles in four easy steps. Books can be created in PDF or OpenDocument formats, or ordered for printing on the PediaPress website. It is possible to create books through editing as well."

Dell's Chromebook 11

Dell's Chromebook 11 breaks reliance on Google's cloud | PCWorld:
will ship in January, has an 11.6-inch screen that can display images at a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels. It will be priced under $300.
10 hours of battery life, and has Intel’s dual-core Celeron processor based on the Haswell microarchitecture. Other features include 16GB of storage, USB 3.0 ports, and an HDMI port. The model, which runs Chrome OS, is targeted at the education market.

Dell Chromebook 11 (1)
Acer with same specs is $199
Chromebooks: Acer C720 Chromebook
and for $299 comes with touchscreen
Chromebooks: Acer C720P Chromebook

Chromebooks are officially new Netbooks.
Even if WindowsRT was free, may not make much difference...

Report: Microsoft eyes Android's free model
(for tablets and phones)