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Developer Journal - 17 hours, 54 minutes ago
Signing up for: The Week of Awesome II - By Eck
Today, I signed up to enter The Week of Awesome II which is a week long game development jam here at www.gamedev.net starting September 22nd. Part of the judging criteria is a 10 point "Participa...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 14 hours ago
Building a SlimDX MiniTriangle sample with Direct3D11 and IronPython - By Washu
<p>I generally don't post huge code dumps, mainly because I find them more annoying and less helpful than some books/authors might. But you know, I've been playing with IronPython/SlimDX re...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 14 hours ago
Building a SlimDX MiniTriangle sample with Direct3D11 and IronPython - By Washu
I generally don't post huge code dumps, mainly because I find them more annoying and less helpful than some books/authors might. But you know, I've been playing with IronPython/SlimDX recently and...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 14 hours ago
SlimGen and You, Part ADD EAX, [EAX] of N - By Washu
So far I’ve covered how SlimGen works and the difficulties in doing what it does, including calling convention issues that one must be made aware of when writing replacement methods for use with Sl...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 14 hours ago
SlimGen and You, Part ADD EAX, [EAX] of N - By Washu
So far I’ve covered how SlimGen works and the difficulties in doing what it does, including calling convention issues that one must be made aware of when writing replacement methods for use with Sl...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 14 hours ago
SlimGen and You, Part ADD AL, [RAX] of N - By Washu
The question does arise though, when using SlimGen and writing your SSE replacement methods, what kind of calling convention does the CLR use?The CLR uses a version of fastcall. On x86 processors t...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 14 hours ago
SlimGen and You, Part ADD AL, [RAX] of N - By Washu
The question does arise though, when using SlimGen and writing your SSE replacement methods, what kind of calling convention does the CLR use?The CLR uses a version of fastcall. On x86 processors t...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 14 hours ago
SlimGen and You, Part ADD [EAX], EAX of N - By Washu
So previously we delved into one of the nastier performance corners on the .Net framework. Today I’m going to introduce you to a tool, that is in development currently, which allows you to take tho...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 14 hours ago
SlimGen and You, Part ADD [EAX], EAX of N - By Washu
So previously we delved into one of the nastier performance corners on the .Net framework. Today I’m going to introduce you to a tool, that is in development currently, which allows you to take tho...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 14 hours ago
SlimGen and You, Part ADD [EAX], AL of N - By Washu
Imagine you could have the safety of managed code, and the speed of SIMD all in one? Sounds like one of those weird dreams Trent has, or perhaps you are already thinking of using C++/CLI to wrap S...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 22 hours ago
Playing With The .NET JIT Part 4 - By Washu
As noted previously there are some cases where the performance of unmanaged code can beat that of the managed JIT. In the previous case it was the matrix multiplication function. We do have some ot...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 22 hours ago
Playing With The .NET JIT Part 3 - By Washu
Integrating unmanaged code into the managed platform is one of the problem areas with the managed world. Often times the exact costs of calling into unmanaged code is unknown. This obviously leads...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 22 hours ago
Playing With The .NET JIT Part 2 - By Washu
Previously I discussed various potential issues the x86 JIT had with inlining non-trivial methods and functions taking or returning value types. In this entry I hope to cover some potential pitfall...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 22 hours ago
Playing With The .NET JIT Part 1 - By Washu
Introduction.NET has been getting some interesting press recently. Even to the point where an article in Game Developer Magazine was published advocating the usage of managed code for rapid develop...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 22 hours ago
Is It Really A Bug For A Beginner To Be Using C-Strings In C++? - By Washu
Depends, but probably yes.A beginning programmer should be focusing on learning to program. That is: the process of taking a concept and turning it into an application. Problem solving, in other wo...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 22 hours ago
A Simple C++ Quiz - By Washu
This is a very basic C++ quiz, it mainly tests a wee bit of knowldege that I've found some people who profess to have a mastery of C++ to be lacking. The answers should all be based on the C++ stan...
Developer Journal - 2 days, 14 hours ago
Chamois - Fluent Assertion Syntax for C++ - By evolutional
One library that I love in .NET is Fluent Assertions . It takes assertion syntax in Unit Tests and wraps it up in a natural language syntax. Doing so, we get a nice looking structure for our test t...
Developer Journal - 4 days, 14 hours ago
Issuing orders to party members and refactoring AI... - By Norman Barrows
Issuing orders to party members and refactoring AI... NOTES:1. in this article, any distances mentioned are in feet.2. abbreviations used in the pseudocode: "ret" = return "dir" = directi...
Developer Journal - 4 days, 15 hours ago
Raypick test - By Norman Barrows
Someone asked to see my raypick test code.Here it is: D3DXVECTOR3 intersect_point; void calc_intersection(int x,int y){char s[100];D3DXVECTOR3 v,dir,origin, p1,p2, // line...
Developer Journal - 4 days, 16 hours ago
Loading an SDKMESH Model file with SlimDX - By ericrrichards22
Many moons ago now, I picked up a copy of HLSL Development Cookbook by Doron Feinstein. I had intended to work my way through it after I finished up Luna's Introduction to 3D Game Programming with...
Developer Journal - 5 days, 3 hours ago
Zombie MO - By polyfrag
'nuf said.https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/109630018/temp/pathogenb/aaa000/soffr.png https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/109630018/temp/pathogenb/aaa000/sofout.png https://dl.dropboxusercontent....
Developer Journal - 5 days, 11 hours ago
Code Status & Geodesic Spheres - By rbritt
This time I'm giving an update on the status of the code itself. It's still early days but at the moment I've been working on mesh generation helper code. The first mesh generation function I have...
Developer Journal - 6 days, 22 hours ago
Experimental virtual-machine-based branch of ANL - By JTippetts
I've pushed some commits to the vm branch of the ANL; you can find the new branch here .Note that the new branch is still very much in development. I haven't written any bindings for Lua, so the fr...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 5 hours ago
Brain dump: considerations for organizing code - By ApochPiQ
No structure or real nice formatting will be found in this post. This is a stream-of-consciousness blathering process wherein I contemplate how to organize code in a way that escapes the limitation...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 16 hours ago
What's up in Lactose land? - By Lactose!
Just a brief update regarding the on-going radio silence.Amongst other things, I'm currently in the middle of moving. Once that's done (early this week), I'm a bit unsure about the internet status...


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