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With 2018 coming to a close it's time to reflect on my 2018 goals. The goal of working on a project every day for 2018 went way better than I expected. I worked on side projected daily for the majority of the year. From January to September I probably only missed less than 10 days. … Continue reading End of 2018, Plans for 2019
Solarized is one of the most popular syntax themes. It's been available on every text editor/IDE I've ever used and it's incredibly well known. At first glance it may not look like much but it's a great theme for a few reasons: It has enough contrast. It's easy to identify what every string is. It's … Continue reading What’s with Solarized Light on Visual Studio Code?
So it's been three months of working on my game daily. Things have been going pretty well so I thought I'd write an update. I made a pretty big change last week. Originally the game's combat would function by rotating the player to always face the cursor. I did this by taking the arctangent of … Continue reading Game Dev Update
After about six months of Brazilian jiu jitsu and something like 4 years of being a software developer in a professional setting, I've noticed a few big similarities between the two activities despite how different they might seem. Here's a list of seven things programming and jiu jitsu have in common: 1. Learning Curve Both … Continue reading Drawing Parallels Between Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Software Development
For the past few months I've been working on a 2D game using LOVE 2D framework and the Lua programming language. Most of this work has happened over the last month as part of a self-imposed challenge for 2018 -- Working on side projects every single day. It's been going pretty well so far so … Continue reading Game Development in 2018
You'd probably think that browser games are dead. With the indie games making their way onto huge platforms more easily than ever and the huge explosion in the mobile market it's hard to imagine anyone outside of a middle school library sitting down at a desktop and playing a game in their desktop. I wouldn't be … Continue reading The State of Browser Games