I like this idea. I think it would be very helpful to have a place to get feedback, but I'd like to see this section help newbies as well as the more experienced programmers.
in reply to Code Review section, anyone?
Let me know what you all this of this: why not have a "learning project of the week/month"? Basically, we would give the specifications of a programming project (accessable to less experianced monks, but not a "hello world" type program) and there could be a section devoted to these projects. All monks who feel that they would benefit from completing the project could do it, and then post their code for review. More experianced monks could help by posting their own solutions (shouldn't take too long) and explaining why they did it the way they did, or by giving feedback on the other solutions posted.
The biggest problem I face, personally, when learning something new is not actually getting the practice and feedback I need. I am guessing that a lot of newer monks are in the same boat and would like to take on learning projects and then get feedback on them. There ought to be an understandig from the start that the solutions to these projects would be submitted by monks who are tryng their best and want to learn...thus those giving feedback should take care to give constructive criticism, rather than blasting them for not seeing the "obviously better" solution.
The projects should be fun and interesting. I'm sure a lot of you have projects that you've thought of or done that would be suitable.