A fun side project I’ve been helping out on has me digging into quite a bit of Lua recently. It’s been been interesting to dig into, not withstanding the general headscratching (😠 arrays that start at 1…twitch). Since so many new games are developing their plugins and UI components in Lua, it’s a nice language to have in the toolkit.
Code formatting is a bit of a religious discussion among developers. Spaces or tabs, whitespace positions, and line endings at certain elements are all part of the style guide to a project.
For the past several months, I’ve been slowly migrating more projects to languages and frameworks that fit better in Visual Studio Code (VSC) vs. Visual Studio. The transition has gone quite smoothly. The add-on support of VSC is excellent and, so far, the performance is hands above Visual Studio (no more coffee breaks while the app starts and loads a project).
Between Slack, Skype, Zoom, Discord, Facebook, and whatever other chats I have loaded on my desktop, a good, comfortable mic is important.
I love when my team shares cool ideas, hacks, and optimizations. It shows they have passion for what we’re doing and see the job more than just an inbox/outbox gig–and the team is made better by the innovation and contributions of each individual member.