Games for Programmers
This series will look at a number of games that can help programmers
refine their craft.
Much of this work has been inspired by my efforts to teach Extreme
Programming, but we won't limit ourselves to that topic.
If you try these games, please let me know how they've worked for you.
Origins '04 Trip Report - a major game
Programming Language Puzzle (Word Stack) (Aug.,
Game Word Stack (Dec., '05)
Links to Other People's Games
Industrial Logic (Joshua
Extreme Hour (Peter
XP Game (Belgian
XP User's Group)
Planning Poker (James Grenning)
Workshop (OOPSLA '02)
Using Play to Enhance
Learning About Objects
Play is serious! Games, simulations, puzzles, and toys in the classroom
can improve student motivation, lead to better long-term memory, and reduce
learning anxiety. Used effectively, play can leverage competition and foster
collaboration. Above all, play makes learning fun.
exploring how play can make it easier to learn about object-oriented
Workshop home page:
Using Play to Enhance Learning About