Monday, April 12, 2010

Slight hiatus

Due to me getting married and going on my honey moon game school gems will have a short 3 week hiatus until I return.

Wish me luck :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Code Standards - Why we need them

It might be a bit far fetched to call this a gem, at the same time for those who have never worked in a team before or are trying to organize one this might be life saving. I also feel that I need to add some more articles that cater more to the beginning programmer, while these sorts of articles won't become the standard for the site they will appear from time to time.

So what is important about code standards you may ask ? There are two main cases, one is when working with other people and the other is when you are working with code you haven't touched in a along time. The problem with a lot of code you find on the net and tutorials are that they are inconsistent in how the code looks or hard to read, obviously that lats part is subjective when you are used to it any way of coding might be easy to read. But when you are working with code you haven't touched in a long time you are unlikely to remember all the details of that code so any code standard that makes the code easier to read and understand helps.