http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27sGameof_Life>Conway’s Game of Life, that is. The Game of Life has increasingly become a topic of fascination in Ruby circles since Corey Haines began pushing it as the focial point of his Code Retreats.
In short, GoL it is a cellular automata with emergent properties. Which is to say that they can be nifty to watch once you set one in motion.
However, the point of a Code Retreat is to focus on taking small steps, via Test Driven Development, not so much to build a functioning GoL but more importantly to improve on basic skills.
Posted by evan on Sunday, October 17, 2010blog comments powered by Disqus