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Have you been thinking about making your own video game? SSYGEN just released a video game for the first time, and has learned a lot of lessons along the way that might help get you started. Some tips include copy & pasting behavior that is repetitive across different entities instead of abstracting, and snake_case over camelCase. SSYGEN also argues that there is a lot of advice you’ll read that might be true in some context, but isn’t helpful for a solo developer. Read on the find out why SSYGEN is thinking about making his own game engine for the next go around. In other game news take a look at this textureless shaders rendition of Wolfenstein 3D.

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Webpack released V4 on Feb. 24. Webpack 4 introduces zero configuration, which is a huge departure from the traditional "unbelievably complicated configuration" strategy used previously. This release added native JSON handling and dropped support for Node.js 4. Sean T. Larkin announced that webpack 4 will be referred to as Legato, and for now on major releases will have a code name. Read the the full-announcement Sean made on webpack’s medium publication.

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A bug is causing 3 of 200 tests to fail. It disappears for a year, then comes back in a slightly different form. What bug is it? This is the problem Bruce Dawson was dealing with when he found a Windows Kernel bug. However, first he had to rule out it being a compiler bug or a linker bug. Bruce stated that we must avoid the classic mistake of blaming hardware or build tools.

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The term ‘Programmer’s Hell’ likely rings a bell. Well, it is time to escape hell, with Monads. From Null-checking Hell to For-loop Hell Philip Nilsson has an escape route for you. So, worry no more, and though this link is a little older it is a jewel to be bookmarked.

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Developing software with Bash is easier if you use a Formatter, a Linter and a Unit Test Framework. Oscar Forner has already gone to the trouble of setting up all of these things so you can you get started developing with Bash quickly. Check it out.

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Are you the CTO of a SaaS product? I’m sure you have some regrets, right? Well, even if you don’t take a look at Geoffroy Warin’s piece "What I Did Wrong as a CTO." tldr; Kotlin and Postgres will make you happy, state-management in React is open for debate, and strive to make your REST API a good one.

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