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Programming

A 21 post collection


Best advice I can give coders

 •  Filed under Coding, Programming, Advice, Software Development

Don’t forget you’re writing code for other people to read. This is the single most important thing you can learn as a programmer. “Does it run?” is the minimum requirement for a good program. After it runs, spend the time needed to clean it up so it’s presentable and well-factored.

Even if you are coding by yourself, future you will thank you.

Coding, like any other form of writing, has an audience. Consider that audience when you write. Everything else about being a great programmer flows from this one simple idea.

Your Game Doesn't Need UDP (Yet)

 •  Filed under Programming, Networking, Udp, Tcp

Your Game Doesn't Need UDP (Yet)

Fantastic post from glyph explaining why what you think you know about UDP is wrong.

I’m finding this true of programming generally in lots of ways lately. There’s all this advice inexperienced programmers find on the Interwebs that is grounded in some truth, but it begins to break down pretty rapidly when put to real use.