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Josh Petrie

Member Since 11 Jun 2003
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 06:27 PM

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jpetrie's journal > An Interview with Andrew Russell

Posted 11 January 2011

Andrew Russell is an independent game developer from Australia; he developed Dark for the 2009 Dream Build Play contest and more recently released Light Blocks for iPhone and iPad. Last weekend I had the opportunity to talk...


jpetrie's journal > Boolean Function Parameters

Posted 10 December 2010

Boolean function parameters should be avoided: the parameters of a function or method should be strongly correlated to the name of that method for optimal readability when the method is invoked. Booleans tend to be used as ancillary parameters more often than most, and they also tend to be passed as literals fairly often, which can lead to extremely obtuse...


jpetrie's journal > Boolean Function Parameters

Posted 10 December 2010

Boolean function parameters should be avoided: the parameters of a function or method should be strongly correlated to the name of that method for optimal readability when the method is invoked. Booleans tend to be used as ancillary parameters more often than most, and they also tend to be passed as literals fairly often, which can lead to extremely obtuse...


jpetrie's journal > Finding iOS Apps via Homescreen

Posted 05 December 2010

There are many reasons why I don’t find the iOS App Store terribly great for the task of browsing for new applications — for example, the lack of any kind of wish list functionality. But I think the main reason is that the way the store presents...


jpetrie's journal > No Trials in the Mac App Store

Posted 03 December 2010

According to Apple, the Mac app store shouldn’t be used for trial or demo versions of software. Instead, developers should use their own website to host such versions of a program. I can’t fathom what Apple’s motivation for this is —...


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