Devember 2015 - Day 1

December 1, 2015

I know, strange way to [re]start blogging.

Some day ago i stumbled into Devember, a challenge to code something in a month. I immediately thought it could be a good opportunity to learn something new, and at the same time to publish something and become a little more “social”.

Devember’s formula requires all the participants will spend at least an hour per day at coding, publishing and writing a devblog about the progresses, for the whole month of December. I can’t afford such strong commitment (especially since i have a 11 months baby who crawls through the house!), so there will be days where i won’t do nothing and days where i’ll rush to finish my project by the end of December.

I will develop a C++ version of the TrueSkill™ Ranking System (by Microsoft Research) as a standalone static library. Designing the directory structure, learning how to get the best by cmake, testing with Google Test, using Valgrind, setting up a complete CI flow will be part of the challenges during this journey.

The code will be avaiable at my trueskill GitHub repository, while i will keep updating this blog with updates!

The first day ends here: the new blog has been published, and the GitHub repository is ready to accept Devember contributions.

But, most importantly, i got out of my comfort zone.