New stuff, old concepts

Posted: March 18, 2014 in Programming

Hey guys, nevero here

With the modern day software engineering, we can see tons of new design patterns, programming concept, etc. All these new concepts are aimed at simplifying the developement process on different paradigm. Now, some of them are actually noteworthy, but not all of them are. Same things goes for these new functionnal language that randomly appear everywhere.

Now, I’ve had a lot of this in my class, but there is one similarities I’ve found between all of this new “stuff”, it’s all baded on the concept of “object”. Hmmmmmm how intersting. We define new patterns, new languages in order to simplify or daily tasks, but when it comes down to the basics, it’s all based on the object-oriented paradigm.

So can we stop the “hype” of these functionnal language, these new design patterns and get back to what really works and is really out there, that is: Object Oriented Paradigms.

C++ FOR EVER !!

Hello fellow humans, nevero here!

So, last year I posted about some very interesting stuff that was coming for me in early 2014. While I haven’t forgot about any of it, some other things came up, you know, life and such XD.

The other day I was working on my website and I realized that, well, January is pretty much over… derrrr.
During the last month, I did a lot of things, like A LOT!! Here’s a brief overview:

  1. I sent my application for a masters in software engineering
  2. I mostly finished my website (more on this soon)
  3. I started school with everything that school comes with
  4. I continued working on my kickstarter project

And for this post, I wanted to talk particularly about this last point, this “Kickstarter project” thing. At first, I though I would kick off this project early 2014, as in early January. As you might have noticed, no Kickstarter project was “kicked off” early January, so I just wanted to clarify whats going to happen in the next few weeks. If, and I really do mean IF, everything goes well, the Kickstarter project should begin around March, same goes for my new website and for my youtube channel.

Content for these last two is already being produced, but it is more a question of presentation, the website (and the channel) are not yet what I expected them to be, so I’ll keep working on both of them :).

As always, you can hit me up on the various socials medias

-nevero
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2014: Here I come

Posted: November 27, 2013 in General stuff, Project
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Hello fellow humans, nevero here!

So a couple of weeks ago I posted about an incoming Kickstarter project in early 2014. Today I feel it is (finally) time for an update on that. Actually… I feel like a general update on what going to happen in 2014 is necessary. First of all, I know I haven’t posted anything but my song of the week in a while, but I was so busy with school projects that I simply couldn’t. OK, now the important stuff.

First of all, in early 2014 (probably January but I’m not 100% sure yet), there will be my game/novel project coming to Kickstarter. I’m finishing school really soon, so I’ll be full time on that for the next month or so; expect almost daily updates!! Next, somewhat related to that, I’ll start uploading vlogs on my newly created youtube channel (more info soon). For now, these vlogs will mostly consist of updates about my game or my novel.

Next in line is my website. I do love my blog here on WordPress and I will continue posting on it. But, being a programming addict I just need to build my own website. Right now it is still under construction but feel free to visit at: codinghuts.com. This site will contain a huge load of fun and more serious stuff. My blogs along with my “song of the week” chart will be there, any programming ideas, tutorials, code snippets I have will also be there. Of course, updates of my game development and the writing of my novel will also be featured there.

TLDR… well here’s a shorter version:

  1. Game/novel project early 2014
  2. New youtube channel with vlogs
  3. New website also early 2014

So much thing for me to do next year! I can only hope you’ll follow up on whats happening with me, and I do believe you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoy making all this content for you guys!!

See ya next time,

-nevero

Too many languages!

Posted: October 25, 2013 in Programming
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Hi guys, nevero here !!

So, right now at school I’m doing, among other things, a class on web development. ┬áIt’s actually the second time I’m doing it since I failed it the first time… oups. Anyway, the first time I did it the teacher was hellbent on making use learn this new functional language for web, Scala. I’m not even going to go into what Scala is…( <hate> ) Now, the same teacher decided he found a better language for us to learn: Haskell. While I agree with him that Haskell is better than Scala, like WAY WAY better, I keep wondering: “Is their too many languages in my life right now?”

Now let’s see, since I started my degree in 2008 (oh God I should really finish it soon right?) I’ve learned nearly a dozen language: C++, Java, Objective-C, Scala, Haskell, php, Javascript, C#, perl, ruby, matlab and promela. Now of course I don’t consider myself an expert in any of those (maybe C++…) since I use most of them, well never.

But, yeah there was a “but” coming, it’s still good to learn different languages, it gives you perspective on different way to do things. Still, I wish there was less languages and more standards on the good ones. I mean a lot of languages out there offer different interesting things, but you can almost do anything with a single language. Granted it might be hard, but still, it’s doable. It’s just really hard for me to keep switching language like this. Here an example of something that happened to me yesterday: I was doing some tutorial on haskell, and I started writing C code. Of course the code was not compiling, but it took me around 10 minutes to realize that I was using the wrong language. Ok I know, it sounds noob-ish of me… agreed. But in my defense, see for yourself how hard it can be to keep track of two really different languages:

this one is C++:

cpp

and this one is Haskell.

hs

These two program do exactly the same thing, which is sum a number from 1 to n. At first glance, the two samples being so different, you might not realize it, but they really do the same thing. So, if you’re doing Haskell, C++, Javascript, … in the same day, you can understand it can become very frustrating!

Well, thanks for reading I really had to share this :)

-nevero

Incoming project & kickstarter

Posted: October 23, 2013 in Project
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Why hello there, nevero here!

I have something very special to announce today. I’m starting a new project. Well, this isn’t quite true actually since it’s a project I’ve been working on for a while now. I’ve just decided to take it to the next level and create and fully realized project on Kickstarter.

But before going into more details, let me give you a brief history here. When I was in high school we read, in my English class, an article on J.R.R. Tolkien and how he came to create the world if the Middle-Earth. I was so impressed with this that I took it upon myself to start creating my own world too. Of course being 14 years old I could only do so much, yet I had an enormous imagination (well I still do :)). Now, nearly 10 years later, this world is now properly formed and filled with stories and characters.

So, back to the project now. It will be one project, but it will be comprised of two “sub-projects”. The first one being a video game I’m making on the lore of my world, and the second one being an actual novel, again on the lore of my world.

If everything goes well, I should have the kickstarter begin in January 2014. I will create a new page on this blog to give you daily/weekly or whenever-I-feel-like-it-y update (:P)

The standing gamer (Part II)

Posted: August 2, 2013 in Gaming

Hi, nevero here again for the “Standing Gamer” post!

So, last time I talked about the fact that gaming with a standing desk could improve your performance. Today, I’m going to give one good reason to get your standing desk if you’re gaming online.

First of all, let me give you a little scenario: It’s Saturday afternoon, you’re all alone at home, so you decide you’re going to play some online games, in our case today, some League of Legends ranked game. You get ready to play, of course, win all your games. Nice scenario isn’t it? But can we agree that it isn’t representative at all of what you’ll really experience online? OF COURSE!!

What you’ll most likely experience is most likely lots of rage, miss-play, non-experience player and so forth. That all makes for a very unpleasant afternoon, but that doesn’t mean in anyway that you should stop play, it only mean that you should find way to cope with these situation. So, back to the scenario…

You’re in a ranked game, your teammate make a bad play and you end up dying. You’re starting to be slightly on tilt and that’s no good for focus, BUT, having your standing desk, you can take the 30-45 seconds of your death timer to just walk around the room (without your headphones on). You’ll be surprise to see how that 30 seconds of “off-game time” will do to you.

I wouldn’t believe it myself, but since I use to be a bit of a “rager”, and that I now am able to play multiple game calmly, I do feel the need to spread the word of the “Standing Desk”.

So, what we know so far? Standing desk gives you better performance and helps you to keep calm in game. You don’t believe me? Just try it out for yourself and keep reading these posts ;)

See you all next time !!

The standing gamer (Part I)

Posted: July 7, 2013 in Gaming

Hi everyone, I’m finally settled in at my new place so it’s time to start posting again. YAY!

So, in this first post under the gaming section, I’m going to talk to you about standing desk, but in the gaming environment. Since I moved, I was able to setup once again my standing work place. I use it to work… obviously :P, and also to play various games.

Many people believe (including me) that working on a standing desk can improve both your focus and your performance on whatever you do. Keeping that in mind and also my goal of reaching Gold Tier on the League of Legends ladder system (yes yes… I am ambitious!!) I gave it a shot (or is it “give”… sorry, written English never was my strong point…). Over the last week, I’ve played about 10 games on my standing desk and I reached the promotion (100 points in Bronze IV) from Bronze IV to Bronze III; while I started at about 8 points in Bronze IV. So, strictly speaking from experience, I can say that the standing desk DID improve my focus in-game and even my performance. Here’s my match history of the last few matches:

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So try it out and see for yourself. I was very skeptic at first, but now, I wouldn’t live without it.