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I was listening to a dot net rocks the other day where they mentioned, almost in passing, a really intriguing tool for learning new languages -- I think they were specifically talking about F#.

It's a solution you open up and there are a bunch of broken unit tests. Fixing them walks you through the steps of learning the language.

I want to check it out, but I was driving in my car and I have no idea what the name of the project is or which dot net rocks episode it was. Google hasn't helped much. Any idea?

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Cool idea -- definitely hope someone can find the reference. –  Macy Abbey Jan 28 '11 at 19:49

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You are looking for the various 'koans' projects, started at EdgeCase. To learn what a 'koan' is refer to Wikipedia, but the general idea is you are confronted with a challenge (a failing unit test) and your journey to enlightenment (learning the programming language) comes from overcoming challenges on your journey.

See:

People are working on the koans for other languages, like F#, however they are not as far along as Ruby and Python.

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