A few days ago on the Discord, there was a question asked about whether you could teach programming through the medium of ‘philosophical text’. An example was how Sun Tzu’s classic, The Art of War, is used to teach business practices.
This got me thinking… Can The Art of War be applied to programming and software development in general… Turns out that, with a little bit of twisting and wild interpretation, that it can! I shared a few on the Discord server, but thought I’d give the idea a more permanent presence here on the blog.
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On 20th June 2020, the One Lone Coder community will host its first ever coding relay race.
Edit [14th June 2020]: There have been some minor changes to the way in which teams will be set up.
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It can be difficult to ask for help in the best way – especially if you aren’t sure what the problem is. In this post, I hope to give some basic pointers that will help others to help you quickly and efficiently so you can go back to coding from scratching your head.
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One of the things I struggled with when using the PixelGameEngine was using animated sprites. It wasn’t immediately obvious how to get it to work, so over the Christmas break I decided to make a concerted effort to figure it all out.
The end result was a brand new extension for Javidx9’s PixelGameEngine. So, I would like to present the olcPGEX_AnimatedSprite with a small tutorial on how to use it.
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Laravel is a great framework that makes web development quick, easy and elegant. I’ve been using it for approximately a year at work and absolutely love it! There are plenty of extremely well-made packages to help extend its functionality from better handling of form request data, to implementations of multi-factor authentication.
But I’ve yet to find a package that adds a blog facility to a website. I’m not a fan of pre-packaged blog/CMS platforms such as WordPress and Drupal, so always prefer to roll my own solution. So, why not use my new-found knowledge and appreciation of Laravel to give something back that I’m passionate about?
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