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  • by Yanick (3196) on 2007.02.09 9:47 (#53161) Homepage Journal
    Musing about the average # of lines per day makes me think of the NoWriMo. NoWriMo, standing for November Writing Month, is an world-wide event where writers get together and pledge to write 50,000 words in one month (guess which one?). There's no condition put on the quality of the work, mind you; the goal is just to provide a motivation to unclog the ol' production pipe.

    In addition of the NoWriMo, there's the NoEdMo, which is for editing. Which makes me wonder if, next November, I shouldn't jump into the bandwagon and create a NoCodMo of some sort... A giant, month-long hack-a-thon. It has its appeal, in a nightmarish kind of way. :-)
    • Actually I think that would be brilliant. Goal produce one functional non-trivial application in a month. Not a bloody framework, nor a quiet little module that someone might find useful(1), but a god-as-my-witness-user-interface-driven application. Choice of GUI is left to you, HTML, GTK, TK, Wx, Flash, who cares ... but build a full application in 30 days.

      I would probably sign on and do something like that.

      1) Not that you can't create these too in the process of building The App, but I'm finding that you'
      • > Actually I think that would be brilliant.

        My. Thank you. :-)

        > Goal produce one functional non-trivial application in a month.

        Yup, that could be a good goal. Actually, finding a goal (or set of goals)
        that will attract and make sense for a large amount of people will
        be the hard part. Building an application is already a good metric,
        although a mite fuzzy. Lines of code, as commited to a repository, might
        be another, but then we'll have to find a good target to reach -- which
        will doubtlessly wildly vary i