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A Game Development Curriculum

Along with every other hacker on the planet, I got into programming because I wanted to write games. It wasn’t long at all, though, before I learned that the greatest game of all is teaching the machine to do your will and get things done. I lost interest in game development pretty quickly and moved […]

Linkdump #6

agile/db_branch – GitHub I’d been looking for a way to manage databases for multiple branches of an app, and this is one of the (many) suggestions. tags: development database ruby rails git Rails plugin to play nice with git branching and databases. Loads abranch-specific database YAML file allowing you to migrate in branches withoutaffecting the […]

Linkdump #5

What would Feynman do? – Fabulous Adventures In Coding – Site Home – MSDN Blogs One of the most entertaining software development articles I’ve read in a long time. tags: development feynman No one I know at Microsoft asks those godawful "lateral-thinking puzzle" interview questions anymore. Maybe someone still does, I don’t know. But rumour […]

Why Go Matters

This week Google announced a new systems programming language called “Go”. I know you’re pressed for time and overloaded with information, so let me restate that, with the important bits emphasized: Google announced a new SYSTEMS programming language. See that word between “new” and “programming”? The systems part seems to have gotten lost in a […]

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