There are five simple Kata’s and you have 25 minutes to complete them all. So, read them over, and start your timer.
Write a program that asks for the user’s name and then writes that name to the monitor with either “Ms.” or “Mr.” in front, depending if the name is for a female or male. List of names below:
|Female Names||Male Names|
Write a program that asks for user’s name (First Last) and then writes it back with the first name as entered, and the second name all in capital letters.
Write a program where the user enters a string, and the program writes it to the monitor/console with one character per line.
Write a program that calculates the area of a circle from its radius. The radius will be an integer read in from the keyboard.
Write a program that reads in a number of pennies. The program will write out the number of dollars and cents.
Overall, this was a great exercise, it really forced me to think on my feet. While the exercises were easy, they each had their little nuances. I suggest do these Katas with one or more programmers. Not as a race, but to see what variances exists. For example, one programmer was able to answer Exercise 5 in ONE LINE! It took me several more.
Below are the differences between me and a co-worker. This was based on our thought process. I was going for quick … Array, For Each, set surname, and print to console.log(). Co-worker was thinking about pulling from a “dictionary” so he created a separate method. Interesting differences based on such a simple process. We both completed the exercise, but essentially different processes.