Kata (programming)

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A code kata is an exercise in programming which helps programmers hone their skills through practice and repetition. The term was probably first coined by Dave Thomas, co-author of the book The Pragmatic Programmer,[1] in a bow to the Japanese concept of kata in the martial arts. As of October 2011, Dave Thomas has published 21 different katas.[2]


  1. ^ Hunt, Andrew; Thomas, Dave (1999). The Pragmatic Programmer. Addison Wesley. ISBN 020161622X. 
  2. ^ CodeKata by Dave Thomas

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