This site was recommended to me, and I have to say, it is a fun way to become more familiar with the syntax of a language. There’s the journey aspect:
things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise your path thus far [...X______________________________________________] 19/280
and the fact that when you see something you want to investigate further, you just write another unit test:
def test_slicing_arrays array = [:peanut, :butter, :and, :jelly] assert_equal [:peanut], array[0,1] assert_equal [:peanut,:butter], array[0,2] assert_equal [:and,:jelly], array[2,2] assert_equal [:and,:jelly], array[2,20] assert_equal , array[4,0] assert_equal , array[3,0] # my addition assert_equal , array[4,100] assert_equal nil, array[5,0] end
Now, running through these koans certainly isn’t going to make me a Ruby expert, but I will have passing familiarity with the language and be ready to use it on my next small project.
Apparently I’ve been living under a rock, because there appear to be koans projects for quite a few languages: java, haskell, erlang (cue whatsapp reference), and even bash. I was, however, unable to find a koans package for assembler.