Unity Devs, stop using GameObject.Find!
Becoming confident in your app's stability using the Unity Inspector
Unity offers several approaches for resolving a reference to a GameObject in the scene. A common choice is to use the object's name, either with the GameObject.Find method, which will look through all the objects in the scene, or by searching through the names of another GameObject's children for a match. Both of . . .
Pushing Through Hackathons
It happens at every hackathon. Progress slows down, finishing basic functionality takes forever, the list of requirements grows and grows while motivation decreases, and eventually you stop and think:
That's it, we're screwed.
Resist the temptation to throw in the towel and don't ditch the event. The . . .
I originally posted this rant on Pastebin and submitted it to Hacker News at the end of my third year of university, after which I went on a year-long internship. I am no longer ashamed to admit that I wrote this, even if it is a bit melodramatic, so I'm reposting it here.
I have driven myself mad over my marks.. . .
Why Your Code Is Broken On Production
This is intended as a brief checklist I can go through when something is broken in the production environment that seems to be working fine in development, but maybe you'll find something of use here too.
- The client's connection speed is slower(images and other assets fail to load, requests take forever to finish).
- . . .
Recently, I've turned to questioning the way I handle talking and writing about my opinions.
Normally, I shy away from making assertions that might be misguided under the belief that strongly voicing an incorrect opinion is harmful towards people who trust me. I'll often prefix anything I say with "maybe"or "I . . .
On Game Development
When I reflect back on the past two years I have spent developing games, the main question that comes to mind is:
Is what I am doing actually important?
This fear arises when I examine what other people are working on. Software that strives to improve the quality of people's lives seems much more admirable than . . .