Playing Code Tennis – First Volley!

A few days ago I came up with an idea for collaborative/competitive programming after seeing a match of Layer Tennis.

I’m sure you can see where this is going… yes, Code Tennis!  A quick google showed me that some other people had this idea before me, and setup a nice looking website, although no one is using it.

Code Tennis has some cool features: Twitter notification of volleys, bitchin’ graphics, and a timeline of commits/volleys.  I just hope that it all works as expected since it doesn’t look like the creators have had any external testing yet.

I’m playing my friend Pete (his site). So far the only ground rule is that the app has to be a Mac desktop app (NOT document based) written in Objective-C.

First Volley before click
First Volley before click

My first volley (above) is a Magic 8 Ball that uses the OS X speech synthesizer to “say” the 8-Ball’s response.  I can’t wait to see what Pete does with it!

First volley after click
First volley after click

3 thoughts on “Playing Code Tennis – First Volley!”

  1. Jeff,
    I’m learning Objective-C at the moment, and have been trying to no avail to figure out how to get random text from a button click as in a magic 8-ball app such as you just whipped up. Would you be willing to share your code?



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