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The Importance of Making Pong [Game Dev]

It’s not about Pong, it’s about what comes from Pong.

Game engines has really spoiled us developers, turning Pong into a 30 minute task. However, that doesn’t mean you have created Pong the right way. Back when Adobe Flash was popular; Flash presented a development environment that lead to many poor development practices. I took a step back and went back to basics. I took a calculated approach to recreating Pong. In fact I believe I did it a bit better. I added the paddle behavior from Brick Breaker and added perspective. Now the doors for many more game mechanics has opened.


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R&D 2014-10-20: Sync Server Time with JavaScript

Using the PHP’s time() function to set the date in JavaScript. Useful for when the Website would like the visitor to be able to view the same date and time that the Website has.


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R&D: Deploying Web Apps Within a Web Page 2012/10/03

A challenge with making Web Applications (Apps) that can be deployed on any Web page has been the conflict of existing elements of the host Web page.

Web pages have their own layout, design and naming scheme for CSS ids and classes. When designing a Web App, the App is designed as an individual Web page. Adding the Web App to the host layout will create conflicts.


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R&D: Key Movement JavaScript 2012/08/13

I have been playing around with key movement to move an object on the screen when an arrow key has been pressed.

I have four way direction keys and eight way direction keys.


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