Weekly roundup: Sep. 4–Sep. 10 2017

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Hello again dear readers!

I guess one could say this week was a bit slow for me. I didn't really touch most of my existing projects and barely tried any new stuff. Although I would say I did some interesting things:

  • I broke my mind with Donald Knuth's arrow notation (video by Numberphile here) and the whole 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +… = -1⁄12 thing (video by Numberphile here)
  • I finally dabbed into [Erlang][erlang] and tried to implement the aforementioned arrow notation. By the way, programmers, beware! While Erlang natively supports big integers, the math:pow function returns a float, which may lose you some precision.
  • I worked a bit on this blog's theme. Nothing too serious, just a couple minor adjustments.

I think the prime thing that has "happened" this week is my continuous gripe with game development… But that would probably have to wait until I have my game (relatively) going, and then I'll recount my plights in a separate post.

I will say this: if you're interested in making a 2D game in Rust, probably check out Piston! It's not well-documented in my opinion, especially for someone who's new with the language, but it looks neat and rich in features. Me personally, I wanna dig a bit into Github's selection of JavaScript game engines. Hopefully, I'll find something neat there!

Speaking of neat, here's another thing I've stumbled upon recently: Simple Icons, a set of SVG icons for a variety of brands. Would definitely be using those when I get around to upgrading this blog's theme!

Also, an article I've read quite a long time ago but only rediscovered it this week: Falsehoods programmers believe about names. An extremely interesting read!

Anyway, that's all for this week folks! Thank you very much for reading, and I hope you like those picks. Please do leave a comment below! Would be happy to receive one from you all!