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bio website magenic.com/Blog
location Norfolk, VA
age 47
visits member for 4 years, 4 months
seen Sep 15 at 16:41

I am a programmer. I am a software architect. I am a father.

C# and SQL are my languages of choice. I prefer Stored Procedures, compile time over runtime errors, tight and clean over multifunctional, and finally Coke over Pepsi.

I currently work for Magenic and am doing Windows Phone and Windows 8 development in my spare time.


Mar
6
comment Need guidelines for studying Game Development
Please describe the job that you are wanting to get. Do you want to be a coder in a big shop, join/start an indie-company? Math is always good, as is a good grounding in art theory.
Nov
12
comment How do we attract more developers and other Volunteers to our Open Source MMO Emulation Project?
Duplicate of "Finding other programmers to help on a project" gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/2791/… ?
Sep
18
comment Finding other programmers to help on a project
Any luck getting started? It has been over a month and I was wondering how your project was progressing.
Sep
18
comment How can I get into the educational market?
Take a look at a SlashDot article from today on Learning By Playing that might have some good links for you: news.slashdot.org/story/10/09/18/1353218/Learning-By-Playing
Aug
19
comment What happened to the Journal of Game Development?
Any word on what happened to it? Did you get a chance to talk to your instructor?
Aug
17
comment Finding other programmers to help on a project
odesk.com and elance.com are also pretty good. We got several writers/copy editors for some of our site content through oDesk and 1 was awesome, 2 were good, and 1 was wretched. We started with 4 small tasks and build up until we have the awesome one working 1/2 time for us now.
Aug
14
comment Clickable hex grid in c#.net
+1 for a blast from the past. I remember looking at those tutorials back in the late 90s. Great link!
Aug
14
comment How do I get into Facebook game development?
+1 on the Graph API, but that is related to the environment your game will live in more than the game itself.
Aug
14
comment Can I develop Linux + Windows games using C#, .NET and OpenGL?
.NET is not the same as the .NET Framework. If you will edit your answer above to match the title of the Wikipedia entry you reference, and state that the full .NET Framework is not supported except on Windows, then I will gladly agree with you because you are correct. But ".NET is Windows specific." is incorrect.
Aug
14
comment What happened to the Journal of Game Development?
When you talk to him, you might also mention that the personal page pointed to in his bio (rmichaelyoung.com) doesn't exist anymore either.
Aug
14
comment Can I develop Linux + Windows games using C#, .NET and OpenGL?
Sorry, but Mono is .NET and not Windows specific. From their front page: Mono is an open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET Framework based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Runtime. mono-project.com/Main_Page
Aug
11
comment Has anyone used MonoTouch for a game?
Yep, that is one of the reasons I have shied away as well. But the though of a triple is making me consider it again. The Mono project states: As MonoTouch does not hide native APIs and is not an abstraction layer, we continue to believe that MonoTouch conforms to the spirit and intent of the terms spelled out in the developer agreement.
Jul
16
comment What middle tier and backend libraries exist for handling player matching and out of game information?
Cool toolset. So you are using libcurl to post back a results file and a custom Django application to interpret and present?
Jul
15
comment Where can I find free music for my game?
extremely nice music! thanks for the link.
Jul
15
comment What middle tier and backend libraries exist for handling player matching and out of game information?
Ok, I am now officially hooked again. In an effort to give something back, I want to find places I can leverage my current skill-set to help the community.