Category Archives: software.development

LD30 begins

I’m excited to start developing a game for the LD30 game jam. I’ll be using the Phaser HTML5 2d game development framework. I’m going to make all the work on a Chromebook Pixel using apps from the Chrome Store. I … Continue reading

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Blog Reboot for 2012

Some months ago, I received a message from someone on LinkedIn, asking why I had not updated this blog in the last few years. And frankly, I didn’t have a good reason. Posting new content just didn’t continue being a … Continue reading

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My first book is finally a go! Woo hoo!

From February to April, I was working evenings and weekends fulfilling a dream I’ve had for many decades: writing a book about a subject I really care about: game development. On June 22 2009, Apress is publishing a book I … Continue reading

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Obligatory WordPress upgrade post #10101010 and other rumblings at Chez PJ

So today I updated WordPress to 2.6.5. And like every other time, it was a cinch, all over and done in less than five minutes. Thanks, WordPress guys! In other news, I have been geeking out with both the iPhone … Continue reading

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Can You Hear The Wind Blow

Photo by liferfe. The mobile software market is becoming very exciting, and I’ve been watching with interest. I’ve been learning iPhone development for the last ten months, first with the jailbreak toolchain, and in the last six months with the … Continue reading

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Another article fresh out of the oven

I just got word from my editor at that my latest article was published yesterday. The article is called “Writing Facebook Applications with Java EE” and you can find it here. The amount of information out there on writing … Continue reading

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Starting the new year right, three weeks late

I wanted to write this post before 2008 started, but better late than never, huh? — I’ve been working with Ruby on Rails for over 18 months now, and it continues to be a lot of fun. There are still … Continue reading

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Much Railing Lately

I’ve been at my new job only four weeks, and my first project is nearly finished. My task these past four weeks has been the re-implementation of the company’s website in Rails. I was to do this from scratch, while … Continue reading

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It’s alive!

After three weeks of development from scratch and four weeks of tuning and debugging, the team of Rubyists I have been working with for the last two months finally launched our last project. At 8:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, April … Continue reading

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More upgrades, more spam, a visit with friends, and a new gig!

I just upgraded to WordPress 2.1.3. It was another flawless upgrade. Akismet tells me that it has blocked over 1900 comment spam since March 22, and 3,130 since I installed it. I have only had three or four false negatives. … Continue reading

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