Archive for the ‘KISS’ tag
The problem with a hobby project, which is being done for fun and learning, is that there’s really no reason not to stop what you were doing and start something new, as long as that too is fun and involves some learning.
I’ve spent a bit of time over the last several weeks working on other projects, from learning the basics of git (I’m primarily a perforce user), OGRE (I’ve been writing my own engine from scratch previously), Boost (in particular Boost.Asio for networking, which I’m currently frowning upon as grossly violating the KISS principle) and who knows how many random side projects (e.g. JQuery UI, Google App Engine using Java). I’ve even spent a bit of time back in the world of playing video games (e.g. I’m very impressed by Batman: Arkham Asylum‘s seemingly choreographed real-time fight sequences – I’m curious what kind of game logic is necessary to drive that.)