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Test-driven development: Introduction

Test-driven development: Introduction 2018-05-20 07:59:19
Est. read time: 3 minutes, 51 seconds

Test-driven development is a concept of writing application code after writing tests. It requires from a developer to first define what is the expected outcome before starting the implementation.

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Bitmask - why, how and when

Bitmask - why, how and when 2018-03-19 22:03:00
Est. read time: 3 minutes, 34 seconds

Bitmasks are a very useful way to compress multiple boolean flags in a single variable. It can reduce memory usage and operations on bits are basically as fast as they can get. In practice, any time you want to have multiple flags describing something in your application, a bitmask could be the right tool for the job.

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32 small game ideas

32 small game ideas 2018-03-11 11:42:07
Est. read time: 6 minutes, 40 seconds

It can be quite hard to find inspiration to make an interesting small game, especially if you want to keep your scope small and finish it in a reasonable time frame. Here you can find some ideas to boost your creativity.

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Field of View in tile based games

Field of View in tile based games 2018-03-04 14:26:20
Est. read time: 4 minutes, 58 seconds

Field of View algorithm can be used to create multiple game features. It can determine which tiles should be visible to the player, or which tiles should be lit starting from some light source. You could even use the same calculations when animating explosions.

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7 things to know, when PHP is too slow

7 things to know, when PHP is too slow 2018-02-26 23:33:31
Est. read time: 5 minutes, 3 seconds

PHP is not known to be a demon of speed and it can sometimes happen that programmers do not account for how successful a web application can quickly become.

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