Clutter

An experimental version of Clutter running on the iPhone.


With support from the gtk community, but not related directly, it looks like a great project to keep an eye on. I hope this plays nicely with openmoko ;) (I know it will)

On the techy side, it's nice to see it runs using OpenGL, and even nicer to see support for OpenGL ES. This means it is ready to run on a bunch of embedded OpenGL implementations!

Posted at at 10:35 PM on Thursday, April 10, 2008 by Posted by Rui Pires | 0 comments Links to this post   | Filed under:

Agile in game dev

This article at gamasutra is a very nice introduction to agile (specifically eXtreme Programming).

I am trying some of the techniques described there even though I'm not (professionally) working in an agile project (we're getting there...).

Some of the topics that got my attention:
Test Driven Development (I'm a sucker for this ;) )
Pair Programming (great Idea, bad for my last.fm stats ... )
Continuous Design (because it just makes sense)
...

Posted at at 6:53 PM on by Posted by Rui Pires | 0 comments Links to this post   | Filed under:

lambda side effects

When writing my previous post, I was thinking of lamba expressions in C++0x simply as syntactic sugar, a nicer way to express what I wanted to do, without the need to constantly create helper functors.

In this post, Dean Michael Berris talks about a nice way to exploit lambda expressions and take advantage of the high level you are writing code at.
If you consider intel's TBB, and think of how they implement it, having built in support for lambda expressions in C++ is a great way to allow the compiler to decide how parallel the execution should be.
This is a nice example of just how big the implications of a new language revision might be. And why they should be well though out before releasing them.

Posted at at 4:51 PM on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 by Posted by Rui Pires | 0 comments Links to this post   | Filed under: