ANDELA BOOTCAMP DAY 3: REALLY GETTING TOUGHER.
Its getting tougher as it goes and the tension in the class is quite increasing. It’s good because they are really pushing us to learn with speed.
The day was started with sharing ideas on “How can we make sure our code works”. It was quite educating. Everybody with his/her point of view. It was followed by a strong topic of the day TDD(Test-Driven Development) which is a software development process that relies on the repetition of a very short development cycle: first the developer writes an (initially failing) automated test case that defines a desired improvement or new function, then produces the minimum amount of code to pass that test, and finally refactors the new code to acceptable standards. Series of code were written as it concerns the topic with test functions to test them. We dived into functions for calculating maximum and minimum number from a given list, writing code to test that. We also did a few on-paper class exercises to monitor our progress.
There was also a recap on OOP handled by a visited Andela staff(Samuel James). From OOP to data structures and how they are implemented. Exercises were given and monitored by him to make sure the message sank.
We finally learnt lambda and filter functions and how they are being used in software development coupled with exercises too.
Ah! i forgot, item 7. They are really maintaining balanced diet. Its just the only cooling off time. So when your exhausted, you wish for meal time. LOL.
It was a tough and skill-driven day.