Spotify Codes - Part 2

It's probably time to stop recommending Clean Code

Joint Limits

Issue #124



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Spotify Codes - Part 2

Published: 11 November 2021
Tags: python

If you've used Spotify before, you're probably familiar with the little black and white wave patterns, that are actually barcodes. Well in this second part of the series, Peter Boone discusses how URI are actually transformed into this format, including the cyclic redundancy check calculation and convolutional encoding/decoding.


It's probably time to stop recommending Clean Code

Published: 28 June 2020
Tags: java

As humans, most of us are subject to authority bias, which can be described as the natural tendency to follow the leader. But the fact is, authoritative figures aren't always right. In this extensive article, Sam Hughes questions the merit of preaching ALL of the teachings of Clean Code by Robert C. Martin, by picking at some of the "questionable assertions" made.


Joint Limits

Published: 6 November 2021
Tags: cpp, animation

Joints are probably one of the most complex parts of animating a moving body, since they're at the center of several moving pieces. Daniel Holden has written an extensive article that explores how to "constrain the rotation of a character's joints to within a specified range", by representing it as "functions which take some rotation and map it onto the nearest rotation which respects the limit".

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It's probably time to stop recommending Clean Code 318 61.99% 285 61.03
Joint Limits 76 14.81% 70 14.99


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