Gamedev from scratch 0: Groundwork

Objects in Functional Languages

Component-Oriented Programming

Issue #40


A Byte of Coding Issue #40
Ahoy gallant enchiladas!
Someone wrote in saying that they'd like me to include poems whenever I don't have anything special to say. I definitely will in the future, but for now, I'll be a tease and give you a riddle instead.

I am something people love or hate. I change peoples appearances and thoughts. If a person takes care of them self I will go up even higher. To some people I will fool them. To others I am a mystery. Some people might want to try and hide me but I will show. No matter how hard people try I will Never go down. What am I?

PS: there's a hint in the greeting.

Gamedev from scratch 0: Groundwork

Published: 30 November 2020

"This is not a tutorial. Please set your expectations accordingly. Honestly, I don’t even like tutorials — too many of them are framed as something that will teach you a skill, but then only tell you what buttons to press to recreate what the author already made, with no insight as to why they made their decisions or even why they pressed those particular buttons." In this series Eevee focuses on building a game from scratch using PICO-8,  giving insightful comments on choices along the way.

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Objects in Functional Languages

Published: 9 July 2020

OOP vs functional programming, the battle of the century! Honestly, I think debating about which is better is like debating what's better for building a house, a hammer or a saw. But I digress. In this article Getty Ritter, as the title suggests, covers what implementing an object in a functional programming language like Haskell would look like. Getty also highlights the advantages and disadvantages of using such an implementation.

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Component-Oriented Programming

Published: 1 November 2020
Tags: design paradigms

Component based software engineering has been around since at least 1968, and has been popularized even more in the past decade thanks to web frameworks like React. It's still really applicable to all areas of programming. Brian Picciano's article defines what a component is, provides an example, illuminates the benefits, and addresses some of the glaring criticisms.

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