The Coder’s Dojo – A Different Way to Teach and Learn Programming

  • Laurent Bossavit
  • Emmanuel Gaillot
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3556)


If I want to learn Judo, I will enroll at the nearest dojo, and show up for one hour every week for the next two years, at the end of which I may opt for a more assiduous course of study to progress in the art. Years of further training might be rewarded with a black belt, which is merely the sign of ascent to a different stage of learning. No master ever stops learning. If I want to learn object programming... my employer will pack me off to a three-day Java course picked from this year’s issue of a big training firm’s catalog. Nuts to that – acquiring coding skills is not an “instant gratification” process. This workshop proposes to discover a way of teaching and learning programming in a more appropriate manner, respecting the depth and subtlety of the craft.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurent Bossavit
    • 1
  • Emmanuel Gaillot
    • 2
  1. 1.Exoftware 
  2. 2.Octo Technology 

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