Game Programming Gems 6

I got this book for Christmas (thanks Patty!)
It really is a treat, so many great articles to read.

I didn't have time to read that much of the book, it can easily be considered heavy reading stuff.
I read the lock-free algorithms, one of the first articles of the book.
I had no notions about this topic, aside from knowing that the point is not to lock anywhere so the performance is not hindered as new processors/cores are added. Reading and understanding a lock-free stack took me back to when I was reading about data structures for the first time. It really needs an open mind and lots of attention to details.

It is fun to see as the focus of these books shifts with the current problems the gaming industry is faced with.

I bet I'll have fun reading the rest of this great book.

Posted at at 9:54 AM on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 by Posted by Rui Pires | 0 comments Links to this post   | Filed under: