With the advent of machine learning and visual recognition it goes without saying that passing graphical information in memory is a more common scenario. This code snippet hopes to help the many queries that try to accomplish it in the Windows ecosystem. Especially going from Win32 to WinRT/UWP world.Continue Reading "Passing a Win32 HBITMAP to WinRT/UWP SoftwareBitmap"
The Agile Method is a tool and nothing more or less. It is not an opinion, but just a tool. To understand this tool, one must first establish the context. More often then not, tools are meta-solutions to problems. They aid in forming the solution, but are not the solution itself. Since the introduction of technology, weâ€™ve inherited rigid processes fromContinue Reading "On Agile and Technology Evolving Software Development Processes"
Scripting languages offer the comfort of automatic type inference. The way we approached this in our own scripting language
was by having meta-data alongside memory containing the data.
*A few commenters recommended unions. Although interesting, we prefered to extend the enum variables and keep the pointer variable flexible, instead of extending the struct with new types.
Languages that auto-magically infer the type from what you populate
your data. This meta-data is used to allow the correct operations to happen
on said objects.
How I stumbled upon Blitz3D
Growing up, one of my favorite coding languages and platforms was Blitz3D.
Blitz3D is part of the Blitz language family which was used in the Amiga platform. Open-sourcing of the latter, enabled grassroots efforts to emerge, and from this wave, a New Zealand company called Blitz Research Ltd, launched Blitz3D.
During that time I was exhausting VisualBasic and getting bored of reverse engineering videos games on the Dreamcast/Playstation/PSP.
When I started getting into game development, Blitz3D presented a platform and a rich bustling community that allowed me to learn quickly while exchanging expertise and ideas.
I met many mentors and friends that I still keep in touch with today!
So I was plenty surprised when Blitz3D went open source a few months back!Continue Reading "Pre-Code Review Excavation of Blitz3D"
At Poez Inc. we had to upgrade our projects from 32bit to 64bit in memory address width to run on some Operating Systems and be as future proof as possible. As expected this did not go as smooth….Continue Reading "Evolving from (32 -> 64) & Bit Sorcery!"