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The Bag of Holding

Which [X] Should I Use?

Posted by ApochPiQ, 23 July 2012 · 3,743 views
What {programming language | API | toolkit | operating system | etc. } should I use?
A fairly frequent source of discussion in the General Programming forum is the infamous "X vs. Y" thread. Put simply, this type of thread is basically asking which option the poster should choose out of a list of options. Sometimes it's...

Oh Noes, My Code Is Teh Crash!

Posted by ApochPiQ, 23 July 2012 · 2,802 views
My Code is Crashing. Help!
A common request for assistance in the General Programming forum involves code which is crashing, often for mysterious reasons. When posting a thread discussing a crash, there are a few important things you should do.

1. Understand what the crash really means
That scary-looking message with all...

Random mind dump

Posted by ApochPiQ, 12 July 2012 · 1,073 views

Just offloading some interesting tidbits; I might get around to formatting this into a more interesting post later.

Floating point determinism is bloody hard, but not impossible, to achieve
Syncing between x86 and x64 code is a nightmare
SSE2 is pretty much everywhere, so configure your compiler to use it
If you have to interact...

Behind the Scenes

Posted by ApochPiQ, 01 July 2012 · 1,170 views

I've known since I was very young that someday I wanted to be a video game developer. It didn't take too long to narrow that down to video game programmer. And now, many years down the road, I've wound up precisely where I wanted to be.

It's an interesting quandary, in a way. I work with a phenomenal team on a game that I truly love...

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