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by anonymous1337
Oct 08, 2018 0:39
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Feb 2019), 1000 $ 1st prize
Replies: 360
Views: 31661

Re: Another game dev competition?

I think I'll actually get in on this. I have PTO in November and December. I could dedicate a few full-time days to this compo. I like the theme. Whether we like it or not, a lot of the Qmunity has moved on. Even if it's not really farewell, it might be the last FreeBASIC-dominant compo we do. I hav...
by anonymous1337
Oct 07, 2018 23:51
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Like FreeBASIC? Try JavaScript
Replies: 41
Views: 4371

Re: Try JavaScript

marcov, with all due respect, NodeJS is being used at a fundamental level in many organizations. JavaScript work is just as common as C# or Java work in a lot of places, although it is perhaps still a bit more niche. It owns a lot of the general web dev space (front-end and back-end) and many indust...
by anonymous1337
Sep 28, 2018 14:06
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Like FreeBASIC? Try JavaScript
Replies: 41
Views: 4371

Re: Try JavaScript

@marcov: Node is not a difficult runtime to install. FreeBASIC is more difficult to install and configure than Node, IMO. Node can access native components through C++ Node modules. I do not think I would want to build a major web application in FreeBASIC, but it might be worth doing just to see wha...
by anonymous1337
Sep 27, 2018 13:42
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Like FreeBASIC? Try JavaScript
Replies: 41
Views: 4371

Re: Try JavaScript

JavaScript has an ecosystem around it. Python's easy to install. For perhaps most folks - except those whose only fallback is FreeBASIC for ideas - probably easier to install Python or learn how to write a Node or browser JS application that says "Hello, World" than hook FB into something...
by anonymous1337
Sep 27, 2018 4:21
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Like FreeBASIC? Try JavaScript
Replies: 41
Views: 4371

Re: Try JavaScript

For anything else the HTML 5 ecosystem is usually the most pragmatic, though you face a reality that javascript itself is quite ghastly. I think you just bite the bullet and that's it. Yup, lol. This is typically dealt with by installing a linter that shouts at developers in their console if they t...
by anonymous1337
Sep 27, 2018 4:18
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Like FreeBASIC? Try JavaScript
Replies: 41
Views: 4371

Re: Try JavaScript

I don't have Python. I suppose we could all ditch freebasic for something else, but would not be pauper spirit in it's hour of need. Is JavaScript actually an ecosystem? I was wondering how spider monkey got it's name. JavaScript has an ecosystem around it. Python's easy to install. For perhaps mos...
by anonymous1337
Sep 27, 2018 4:14
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Like FreeBASIC? Try JavaScript
Replies: 41
Views: 4371

Re: Try JavaScript

@anonymous1337: What is your JavaScript development environment? Do you use an IDE and if so which one? Thanks. I'm on a Macbook Pro. Text editor / IDE is VS Code. Comes with built-in debugging functionality for my server-side apps. You can also use "node --inspect" to attach a Node proce...
by anonymous1337
Sep 26, 2018 3:22
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Like FreeBASIC? Try JavaScript
Replies: 41
Views: 4371

Re: Try JavaScript

@dodicat why would you do all that to execute a single line of JS when you could just write a quick Python script? What is the value in that case of adding FreeBASIC into the mix? I think the JavaScript ecosystem is compelling enough to ditch FB altogether for all but a few niche cases (as far as wh...
by anonymous1337
Sep 24, 2018 19:24
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Like FreeBASIC? Try JavaScript
Replies: 41
Views: 4371

Re: Try JavaScript

Here's a pure HTML Canvas + JS game engine loop I hashed out recently. Have not had time to look at it again, but it has a lot of goodies: * Engine configuration * 60 FPS rendering of map * Basic boundaries collisions * Entity state machines (falling, walking, jumping) * Entity event processing queu...
by anonymous1337
Sep 23, 2018 2:50
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Like FreeBASIC? Try JavaScript
Replies: 41
Views: 4371

Like FreeBASIC? Try JavaScript

Try it again if you have already. Weird language, but super easy to prototype in, all over the place, web browsers, mobile devices, servers... You can play with JS all you want, and getting better at it makes you employable (unlike FB). In particular, try the most recent JS in Chrome or NodeJS. It a...
by anonymous1337
Sep 10, 2018 4:01
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: relocation advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1619

Re: relocation advice

I don't believe in bills, but refusing to pay them gets me evicted at every place I go to. You ever try being homeless? You can get three square meals a day at the shelter and food pantries. Nice clothes are easy to afford since you don't pay any bills. The public library usually has wi-fi, and wate...
by anonymous1337
Aug 23, 2018 13:20
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Reviving Offtopic / General Chat?
Replies: 9
Views: 1603

Re: Reviving Offtopic / General Chat?

...but it's also where you get "beer and code" kind of things Correct me if I'm wrong, but in my perception "Squares" is where this takes place. Personally not a thread I would contribute to very frequently, but yeah that happened. Now imagine a whole subforum of cool stuff like...
by anonymous1337
Aug 23, 2018 4:49
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Thoughts about tips and tricks section
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Re: Thoughts about tips and tricks section

I always interpreted the rule to mean that the thread's opening post should not be a question, because there are other forums if you need help.

I would ask for clarifications on the rule before jumping to conclusions...
by anonymous1337
Aug 23, 2018 4:32
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Reviving Offtopic / General Chat?
Replies: 9
Views: 1603

Re: Reviving Offtopic / General Chat?

Maybe the feeling of nostalgia will fade if you get involved?...hint, hint. I have to try. :) Even now, I probably wouldn't make the best mod, admin, or developer. Too sporadic. Professional career is going well, but I'm somehow still the useless "idea guy" when it comes to other things.....
by anonymous1337
Aug 23, 2018 1:08
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Reviving Offtopic / General Chat?
Replies: 9
Views: 1603

Re: Reviving Offtopic / General Chat?

It was horrendous trying to moderate the off-topic discussions. Some members arguing that if it's off-topic, then shouldn't be moderated at all. It was ugly. And there was still off-topic discussions in the 'on-topic' topics. Understood... Well, I miss it is all. I met a lot of people through the c...

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