Note: Wrote this about five years ago but still agree with the general conclusion. Indicators, UI and the World In doing a lot of thinking about the failings of modern UI systems I’ve struck upon a new way to think about the architecture of these things. I’m sure there’s probably some existing notion of this […]
I’m making this for myself to remember/offload all of the TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) that we have to deal with in the run of a day. I’ll come back to update this resource regularly. Cloud IaaS – Infrastructure as a ServiceProvides raw virtual machines and virtual networking on demand. Typically allows automated provisioning of virtual […]
How to set up a development environment for rapid WordPress theme iteration with Visual Studio Code.
The site is currently under construction to make it a much better resource. We can use this development to talk about the design and creation of your very own site. As you’ll see its a bit harder for coders than in web design, but overall very doable.
Step #1 Figure out what you want to make. The first step to any program is figuring out what you want the program to do. You don’t need to know everything but you do need to know the basics. Will it be a game? Will it be a command line utility? What does it let […]
At some point every developer has to make this decision: Write my own engine or use Unity/UE4/Insert Favourite Engine Here. The decision always depends on your past experience. When starting out, many people try to write their own engine and get buried in the sheer volume of new information and problems to solve. When experienced, […]
You’re mind is like a computer in the sense that we have limited cognitive resources available. In order to optimize the way we operate the best course of action is to try to reduce wasting that load on unimportant tasks and move it to something useful. As a programmer we know ways to reduce work […]
Though a fan of sleep, this article is actually about a programming architecture that’s come up often recently. REST (REpresentational State Transfer) is said to be used by many websites and services, but not completely according to many. After researching this for the last week or so I think I’ve stumbled into some reasons why […]
“What programming languages do you know?” Asking that is the equivalent of saying “I don’t understand programming.” Every great programmer I’ve ever met wasn’t great because they had a large stable of programming languages that they’re proficient with. They were great because they know how to pick up new languages and technologies quickly. When you’re interviewing you […]
I started writing this quite a few weeks ago when the announcement was made that Adobe will no longer support the mobile Flash player. Since Flash is something I use on a regular basis I wanted to weigh in on this development, but bear in mind this has been mostly picked apart by analysts with […]