Tag Archives: Tips & Tricks

All your Foreign key are showing!


Just this week I needed the ability to find all the foreign keys in my SQL DB as there was something that didn’t quite makes sense to me, and it’s better to know then to be sorry.. Here is the … Continue reading

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FBX Scene Loading into XNA


I’ve been cleaning out some of the blog post ideas I’ve had over the past couple of years and never completed and I came across this post about making an FBX scene loader for XNA, a topic I was once … Continue reading

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Fun with Generators


I love the idea of code generators (been using Code Smith Recently), and I even keep a project lying around on my hard drive(s) called Zathras, (an alien from the Babylon 5 Universe who works tirelessly) that has a bunch of … Continue reading

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C++ Lib or Dll?


I have been looking into Developing Win8 Games using C++ and the first question I was faced with was should I use a C++ Lib or a C++ Dll, and what is the difference, why should I choose one over … Continue reading

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Loading Path control from string with Binding


I’ve been wrestling with this dang idea for a long time lately and I found the answer.. hopefully this will help many others… as it turns out i don’t think you can Bind path data to a string, however you can get … Continue reading

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Resident Evil: Retribution Sucks!


Resident Evil: Retribution is without a doubt the worst Resident evil movie out there.. this series has turned into a zombie! The Plot http://www.residentevil-movie.com/site/ is completely out of tune with the rest of the series, their are plot holes that are … Continue reading

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Step by step to deploying App to Surface


Magenic recently gave out it’s Christmas present, so the first thing I did was try to deploy code to it.. and then I wrote the tutorial,  so you can: Download the ARM version of Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2012  to your … Continue reading

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Unit Test vs Code Coverage vs Use Case


I’m going philosophical on this one. One of the myriad duties I’ve performed in my positions as a consultant is to implement unit tests on some critical part of the code. Realistically all of the code is critical, otherwise why … Continue reading

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JavaScript games in Win8


Before we start.. First thing you need to do, if you haven’t already is go get a version of Visual Studio 2012 (for JavaScript you will need the Web version). Next you will need to make sure you have the JavaScript … Continue reading

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Three Paths …


Windows 8 Game Development This article which is a digest of the Build talk 3-107 : Chas Boyd : Core technologies for Windows 8 games, will help you catch the high brush stroke concepts to help you get started in the … Continue reading

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