2010.10.11: Visual Studio 2010 is here
Visual Studio 2010 is upon us. Actually it has been for a while now, but this is the first time I've started to use it. Here are some of the impressions I've had.
2010.10.11: Aurora v2.0 Blog
I'm relaunching my blog. This is the new, bigger better blog. Or actually, it's much smaller, leaner and meaner. Yes, it's a meta blog post. Feel free to skip over!
How to quickly revert back from a checkout of the entire repository while having files locked for exclusive edit...
2009.11.29: Development tools
What kind of tools are you using in your day to day work as a programmer? Here are some of mine...
2009.11.28: Is quality going out of fashion?
In which I go on about how I hate half assed products that doesn't work and crash.
2009.05.26: NiftyPlugins E3 Update
Another batch of updates to the NiftyPlugins.
2009.03.31: Gdc 2009 aftermath
Slides for the talk I gave with Vassily at GDC 2009.
2009.03.19: Gdc 2009
GDC 2009 is just around the corner, this time I'm a little bit nervous since I'm also speaking for the first time this year.
2009.02.07: NiftyPlugins Update
Quick notice that I've updated the source for NiftyPerforce and NiftySolution.
2008.09.28: The only game in town
While C++ might be bloated, slow and ugly and ready to shoot you in your foot very helpfully there is really no other choice...
Ever found yourself in a situation where you are making changes and your changelist just grows and grows until it's this scary creature that you don't really can let go of and let out in the wild? This script provides a way to get out of this trap.
2008.08.31: Finding the right license
Reading licenses and figuring out if you can use a piece of "free" software can sometimes be tricky. Licenses sure are from hell...
2008.08.28: Tales of Vesperia
In which I venture out and buy an XBOX 360 to play a JRPG, but instead get bitten by the console trying to eat the disc instead of play it...
2008.08.17: Usercontrols in C#
You would think that it's trivial to add an user control in C#, with its much touted GUI creation helpers and bells and whistles. You would think...
2008.08.02: More perforce tips
In which I write about even more perforce usage tips.
2008.08.02: p4v for the lose
In which I just call p4v for what it is: a pile of pooh.
2008.08.01: p4win for the win
I had a spasm and had to rage against the stupidity of perforce to discontinue the p4win client.
2008.05.26: Are you bilingual?
What is your native language? If you answered C++, then come on in and read more about how you could travel the world if you knew more languages.
2008.05.25: Let me count the way I size thee
Who would think that there are many ways to count to a thousand? Buying hard drives is not exactly like a box of chocolates, but you sure don't know exactly what you get.
2008.05.18: Matrices are from Venus
In which we explore what people actually mean with row major matrices and what they think they mean.
2008.04.30: Stupid C++ Tricks
In which we explore things that probably should have the warning "Don't try this at home kids, we're professionals".
2008.04.29: Clearly you must be joking
You know you're in trouble if you hear or encounter anything like this...
2008.04.29: Determinism in your tools
We explore what determinism means and why it's important for your tools especially for testing purposes.
2008.03.29: Comparing Images
In order to automate testing, you often need an image comparison step. This looks at comparing two different HD images.
2008.03.25: Perforce Tips and Tricks
Some tips and tricks about using perforce and organizing things.
2008.03.07: iPhone SDK demos impresses
First look at the new iPhone SDK and demos looks impressive. This is going to be fun.
2008.03.03: Finding a regular expressions library
In my quest for a decent regular expressions library for C++ I arm myself with some patience while trying to compile various open source software.
2008.01.31: Vista is really unusable
Part 2 of my rant about Windows Vista, and the part where I had enough and gave up and bought a new copy of Windows XP and upgraded.
A small script for perforce that allows you to backup a changelist and later restore it. It works much like the new more recent p4shelf functionality that went into the offical perforce server and client.
2008.01.13: Stomping on dialog boxes
It's very annoying to have dialog boxes pop up and require user interaction while running automated tests. Who clicks on the OK button?
2008.01.06: Include <windows.h>
How the mess that is windows.h has become the bane of my existence.
2007.12.08: Is Vista Unusable?
I'm having my first encounter with Windows Vista and run away crying.
2007.12.06: Comparing std::sort and ::qsort
Which library sort call is faster, and why?
2007.11.28: Is PS3 development hard?
I'm deploring the state of the games development industry as far as crappy PS3 ports go.
2007.11.26: Assembly Safari, Part I
In this unfinished article I discuss some of the assembly reading skills that are needed for games programmers.
2007.10.28: Null how I hate you
NULL pointers, you shalt not follow them.
2007.10.28: Static initialization in C++
Discussion about what exactly happens before main() is called...
2007.10.19: Shorter and easier games
I want shorter and easier games. You know, like back in the day.
2007.10.19: Writing Math for the Web
Rant about how it's pretty hard to write a decent math paper online and what tools are available. I miss LaTeX.
2007.10.17: Prehistoric Demos
This lists some of the demos I've written with other people way back before the dawn of time. Or so it feels like.
2007.10.16: Moved the blog from original location
While I was on the Movable Type system I had to move the blog once to fix the then busted comment system.
2007.10.15: Class instance initialization
Discussion about class constructor order.
2007.10.14: Warning for sloppy code
Does warnings matter? Do you have them enabled on the compiler command line? Do you read them?
2007.10.12: BadgerConfig, a make make system
Description of my make make system that generates all sorts of build files from simple descriptions.
2007.10.03: Choppers 2D
Discussion about a little 2D prototype game I wrote and development speed and methodology
2007.09.22: Spam Ohoy
A meta post on how comment systems gets drowned by spam.
2007.09.22: Build Configurations
How do you manage your different configuration for the game? Just Debug and Release?
2007.09.14: Twing Twang in Heavenly Swords
One of the first PS3 games that came out that actually didn't look like a PS2 game, Heavenly Sword, was purchased very early...
2007.09.10: Apple Safari on Windows
Looking at what Apple is doing with their browser and moving it to windows.
2007.09.09: Namespaces, lookup and ADT
We explore the depths of the language, namley lookup rules for symbols, and see how it can help us to write less.
2007.06.27: Reverting a perforce changelist
This describes a handy script to quickly revert a submitted perforce changelist.
2007.06.22: XP San Diego Chapter Talk
Me and Noel went down to talk at XPSD about how we were implementing Scrum and XP in the games industry.
2007.06.22: Cell Symposium Atlanta, GA
I gave a talk about the (then) future in games and CELL programming.
2007.06.21: Desktop Commander
A small tool I made for setting the desktop picture.
2007.04.22: The Performance of map v/s vector
I had a discussion at work about the merits of map v/s vector in the STL and decided to put some hard facts online.
2006.10.04: NiftyPlugins Source Code
This is the public announcement that the source code for NiftyPerforce and NiftySolution is available on google code.
This was a small puzzle game that me and Andreas Brinck wrote for the Windows platform. The article describes some of the features of the development, a postmortem of sorts.
Original NiftyPerforce Visual Studio AddIn announcement.
I explored the possibility to unit test shaders the same way you could ordinary C++ code on the CPU.
2006.09.14: Working offline with perforce
This is how you can work offline with perforce and still be able to easily integrate changes back when the network comes back up. It also work equally well for taking external code drops and having source control on them.
2006.08.21: Lint hidden in the PSDK
With some digging, you can find some really good tools distributed for free from Microsoft.
2006.08.09: Writing portable code
An article about some guidelines when writing portable code.
2006.08.05: Perforce diff and patch
Two small utilities to handle unix style diff and patch
2006.08.02: Exploring the ellipsis construct
Discussion of the ellipsis construct in C and C++ and how it affects you.
2006.05.14: Automation with Visual Basic
Some handy macros for Visual Studio.
2006.04.25: Perforce setup tips
Some basic tips for when you are doing the initial perforce setup.
2006.04.05: Memory adventure safari
A brief survey of different memory practices and tools for tracking down bugs in allocators.
2006.03.15: Detecting hotload changes
Discussing about how to implement hotloading and automatic asset conversions on the fly.
2006.03.14: Continuous integration with CC.net
I have a brief look at how CC.net works and how you can deploy it.
2006.03.09: Static data for Unit Tests
I present a way to easily and quickly bring data for testing into your unit tests without going through the filesystem.
2006.03.08: Tools for Python Programming
I go over the different tools available for programming some Python.
2006.02.12: NiftySolution AddIn for Visual Studio
This is the announcment of a Visual Studio 2005 AddIn for helping the productivity of a programmer.
2006.02.12: Launch of new blog
My very first blogpost.