Books

C++ Book List

There are an ENORMOUS number of C++ books.  Many of them (sadly) have major errors, describing a language that is similar to, but fundamentally different from, the actual C++ language.  There are many lists like Stack Overflow’s book guides, both for books to read and books to avoid. There have been several book lists about learning C++ over the years. Some were once recommend and have fallen from favor as the language evolved.  There is a long history of the language. It started as C back before there was an official C standard. As was common in the 1970s languages were customized for their unique hardware. One language started as C, then became K&R C, then an international standard. Another language was C, then became AT&T/Stroustrup C, then C with classes, C++ 2.0, and later its own international standard. The standardized versions are C++98 (initial standard), C++03 (minor update), C++07 (minor update), C++11 (major update), C++14 (minor update), and — with a little luck on timing — the anticipated C++17 major update. This is my …more

More on the cost of schooling
Education

More on the cost of schooling

On a recent post in reddit, someone else was complaining about the cost of schools in the US. This is …more

What does it take to make a game?
From Gamedev.net

What does it take to make a game?

Over on Gamedev.net, somebody asked if it was possible to finish a game using only the time available in nights …more

Life Advice about changing careers, depression, and games.
From Gamedev.net

Life Advice about changing careers, depression, and games.

This is mostly a repeat of what I wrote on gamedev. Someone was asking a question about job hunting and …more

Textbook Selection Committee Should Be Fired.  Then Re-Hired, and Fired Again.
Education

Textbook Selection Committee Should Be Fired. Then Re-Hired, and Fired Again.

Okay, I just got a preview of what my daughter’s math textbook will be next year. I was looking over …more

Musings on pigeonholes.
Work

Musings on pigeonholes.

A recent forum post over on gamedev.net just inspired me to write a bit. The question is about owning features, …more

Game Development with Unity, 2nd Edition
Books

Game Development with Unity, 2nd Edition

Those who know me personally have heard that Cengage contacted me looking for someone to help update a book on Unity. …more

Ocean Lost, a new YA novel
Books

Ocean Lost, a new YA novel

Sarah has finished her latest book, Ocean Lost. You can find the book on Amazon, and you can find more …more

Making a Game in Two Weeks: Day 9
Games

Making a Game in Two Weeks: Day 9

Day 9 and of my Game in Two Weeks and things are starting to come together nicely. All the parts …more

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