UK Royal Society urgent call for modellers to support epidemic modelling:
& Turing Institue call for COVID-19 rapid response data science taskforce:
Well about time: DirectX specification -- DX always had a spec, just "mere mortals" could never read it. Thumbs up, Microsoft! https://microsoft.github.io/DirectX-Specs/
Good morning you can now join the UK Game Workers Union: https://www.gwu-uk.org/frequently-asked-questions/#what-do-i-get You don’t have to tell your employer.
Retrospective of a year writing C code again (for those not also on twitter): http://floooh.github.io/2018/06/02/one-year-of-c.html
I released RenderDoc v1.0 today, and so far nothing has broken. Hooray!
Turns out the Usual Suspect nb.1 is still valid today: Unity/Mono can't handle a system locale using comma as decimal separator. 🎉
The fun thing is that the consequences of this bug are far from obvious for people who aren't used to running into this issue with Unity games.
Last year I made a rule for myself that I wouldn't write any new classes in personal projects (using classes from external libs and stdlib was still fine), and it was a great learning experience.
This year I'm considering making all my personal projects C only. Anyone out there working in primarily C? I'd love some recommendations for a decent math lib, since right now I'm using GLM (which is super template heavy...)
Any Brighton folk on here? Do you know someone who would be interested in Girl Game Maker Day? https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-game-maker-day-20-tickets-39557526627
If anyone is interested, the author of Game Programming Patterns (Robert Nystrom) is writing another book online, Crafting Interpreters (http://www.craftinginterpreters.com/). I love his writing style and I'm having a delight studying it; also, he made both books for free online, and both are pretty awesome reading for programmers.
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