Category: Programming

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Making sense of Unity PPU and compression

Unity and Pixels per unit No, I don’t have the answer – yet – but I will. I’m still new to Unity and trying to get my head round this one aspect, the rest is simple, in comparison. PPU is not straight forward, at all. I wouldn’t say it’s complicated,...

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Developing a game from scratch, 2020

Clarification While I have – on and off – played with programming for decades, have worked on Circle MUD based MMOs and have designed board games, I am not a ‘developer’, I am, as far as you are concerned, a complete and utterly clueless noob. This is not a “How...

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Debugging features of MS Visual Basic and C

Brief comparison and contrast of the Debugging features of MS Visual Basic and C Nota bene: Again, this is an old assignment I did about a decade ago for a HNC Software Engineering course I did. Useful if only for historic reason, but much of it still holds true. Overview...

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Systems Analysis – Systems Life Cycles

Systems Analysis: Systems Life Cycles I actually wrote this back in 2002 as part of a HNC in Software Engineering and Computing, and though dated, it’s still useful, so I’ve added it here CONTENTS Systems Life Cycles Key elements in the prototyping approach Critical appraisal of Systems Analysis Techniques...

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Book review: Visual Basic 6

These a cursory reviews of several books I was reading at the time, as I did a module on Visual Basic during a HNC in Computing and Software Engineering Visual Basic Controls in a Nutshell By Evan S Dictor ©1999 O’Reilly & Associates: ISBN 1-56592-294-8 In a nutshell, it’s an...

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Book review: Excel programming

Microsoft Office User Specialist – Microsoft Excel 2000 – Cheat Sheet by Rick Winter Published by [ www.quecorp.com ] QUE   (ISBN 0-7897-2116-3) Didn’t realise it at the time when I picked it up, but this book is actually aimed at professionals wanting to prepare for the MS MOUS exam....

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Book review : Letts Revise A2 Computing

Letts Revise A2 Computing by Roger Legg Published by Letts   (ISBN 1-85805-910-0) Picked up this book by mistake actually, but I must say I like it. Any course that throws the student into the deep end with low-level assembly programming gets my vote. If I didn’t have all my...

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Book review: Javascript programming

Javascript Made Simple by Peter McBride Published by Made Simple Books, An imprint of Butterworth-Heinemann (ISBN 0-7506-3797-8) Walks you through fifty odd pages of HTML before it gets anywhere near Javascript. If you are delving into Javascript I would hope you have a firm grasp of web editing first myself,...

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