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Resharper for C++!

09 September 2014 - 05:44 AM

I just noticed that Jetbrains have an early access program for Resharper for C++. Has anyone tried it? If so, what are your initial thoughts?
If it can do half of the stuff it does for C# then that'll be really awesome. I also noticed that they are launching CLion, their own C++ IDE. Any thoughts on that?

Installer for Linux?

02 July 2014 - 05:14 AM

Hi everyone,


I have an application that we've sold for Windows for years, but we are just now launching a Linux version. It's a graphical .NET/mono application. We've released to partners/testers as a plain .zip containing just our application files. This means the users have had to run "mono <ourapp>.exe" in order to start it. This seems suboptimal.


What is the best way to release a closed source commercial app for Linux? What about adding entries to their application launcher of choice (ie kickstart menu on KDE or whatever)?


Elements of Minecraft

10 June 2014 - 04:23 PM

Hi everyone!


I'd like to discuss some mechanics of the ever so popular Minecraft. How would you describe Minecraft and what about it makes it so fun and addictive?


If you have also played modded Minecraft, was it the same mechanics that were interesting in vanilla and the modded versions? If not, what changed?


I'm especially interested if your answers include the crafting "tech tree" in some way. One might say "progression".



Don't worry, I'm not creating yet another MC clone. This is research for a completely different game in a completely different genre. :)

Graph layout

17 April 2014 - 04:35 AM

Hi everyone!


I have a complex directed graph, which may have circular references and which may also have unconnected clusters or nodes, that I need to create a drawable layout from. I work in C# and my solution needs to work on .NET and Mono.


At the moment I'm using Microsoft Automatic Graph Layout aka MSAGL for this. It creates great results but have serious licensing issues, forcing me to look for other solutions. It should also be noted that the resulting graph is to be interactive, responding to clicked nodes etc, so just using some tool to generate an image from a description won't cut it.


What are your recommendations here?

VS extension to sync a project between multiple computers?

09 April 2014 - 06:28 AM

Hi, does anyone know if there's some tool or preferrably some VS extension that allows me to sync my changes across multiple computers? I already have an SCC system, but I'm looking for something more "live" here.


Use case #1: I'm developing a multiplayer game which I'm testing on multiple computers on a network. I have VS open on all these computers so that I can easily debug each client. I find an issue and create some potential fix. At the moment I have to either apply the fix manually on each computer, commit to SCC and update on all other computers, copy the files to all computers or use some shared directory.


Use case #2: I'm working with a developer at a separate location. We want to collaborate on a single issue. At the moment we do micro-commits to the SCC system which may or may not leave the code base in a broken state. It's also very slow/ineffective since we require comments on each commit and since each commit/update takes at least a few seconds to complete. What if I just want some feedback on the method I'm currently implementing?


I keep thinking that there's gotta be a better way to do these things. Some form of light-weight live sync.