Unity 4.3 is here guys—for those who are looking to develop 2D games, the platform is finally supporting it right out of the box. Now, time to brush off my skills and go full-force!
God, how did I not know of these guys earlier? The amount of swagger in this EP is ridiculous. Do yourself a favor and hear one of the most talked about EPs in awhile.
Source: SoundCloud / tuxedofunk
Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose finish their NBA 2013-2014 previews with Bill thinking that the Bulls will take it this year. It’s definitely been a great ride and a ton of great content from these guys—good job Grantland.
Man, the rise and fall of MongoDB was so fast, it’s ridiculous—going from adored Madonna to drugged up Lindsay Lohan overnight. When it hit the scene, everyone thought it was so cool and more importantly, the future. People were bundling Mongo into all sorts of stacks, people saw huge performance gains, the future was bright. But then it’s questionable trade-offs were analyzed and it was brought down from hipster-cool to a down-right joke. Bryce Nyggen details here how quickly it all happened on his blog in the above link.
You can also see a funny post earlier in the year that I posted of how people justified using stuff like MongoDB and justifying it incorrectly when their data was relational.
Finally Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose’s countdown of the top NBA teams arrives to the Warriors! You can imagine that being both a big basketball fan and living in the San Francisco Bay Area that the prospect of going into a season with a great team after such a long drought has me more excited than a little kid at a candy store.
So here’s to that kid who just got a large bag of his favorite candies and to the adult that is writing this shameless fan-plug.
In case you wanted to see where your team stacks up, here is the link to the rest of the teams: http://www.grantland.com/nbapreview2013
Oh boy, Heroku hasn’t been the in the limelight in awhile, but support for websockets? This is definitely a game-changer for people wanting to a deploy scaling real-time talking apps/games with extreme ease—even if we may move away from websockets eventually.
This is a great first-hand account on using Node’s socket.io for a non-trivial amount of people. If you’re ever thinking about deploying socket.io to a large scale, this is a definite must-read.
Traversing Earth in 2077 with its landscape dotted with ruined buildings, this theme from Oblivion sends chills.
We are our memories.
- Julia: You know what you said to me once, you said when it was all over you'd build me a house in the lake. We'd grow old and fat together. And we'd fight, maybe drink too much.
- Jack: Real romantic.
- Julia: And then we would die and be buried in a meadow by the lake. And the world would forget about us, but we would always have each other.
- Jack: I remember.
- Julia: Those memories are yours, Jack. They're ours. They are you.