Swift: as easy as 1, 2, 3…?

Apple shook the developer community a few years ago with the release of Swift, a language that is “concise, expressive and lightning fast”. As a developer mainly working on Apple platforms, I decided to jump on it right away, trying to keep in mind there was going to be bumps in the road like there has been with any …

Indeterminate progress is not progress

The progress paradigm Before, you could open your computer, do your stuff, close it and enjoy life. Remember when loading a program, like a word processor, took a minute or more? Today’s applications and websites typically employ a model where there’s a backend process that either runs locally on the same machine or on a server somewhere. …

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Putting together some simple 3d for fun once again. Made a little cube, put the vertices and indices together, made a couple of array buffers and rendered a cube. Now usually to make a cube, you’ll need at least 8 vertices and index lists for the triangles or quads for the six sides. A triangle …

Hungarian Notation

Years ago, I got a task to add features to the source code of an existing application. It originated in a company that was seemingly obsessed with win32-style programming and Hungarian notation. After a while, the m_lpsz, g_u32 and s_aul prefixes started to make sense, and almost immediately after that, they stopped making sense. Here’s what …