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Coding Tetris In JavaScript Part 1
Coding Tetris In JavaScript Part 1

Tetris is one of the first games that many of us played as a youth. It's fun and challenging and a level can take you from anywhere to a minute to forever if you so play your cards right. So in honor of the game, in this blog post, we'll go over how to build a Tetris clone in JavaScript without using any 3rd party libraries. Just plain old vanilla JavaScript and CSS.

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How To Code Blackjack Using JavaScript
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How To Code Blackjack Using JavaScript
How To Code Blackjack Using JavaScript

Today I will be building a small BlackJack game in pure JavaScript in the hopes that you out there reading this can use it as a frame to build something much bigger. And if you're a beginner in the programming world, than perhaps this tutorial will help you get a much better idea of how function, objects and DOM manipulation works in JS. Enough words, more code.

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How To Create A Rain Effect Using Crafty.js
How To Create A Rain Effect Using Crafty.js

In this post I will cover how to create a rain effect using the JavaScript game engine, Crafty.js, for a 2D side-scroller type of game. If you're new to Crafty, then feel free to check out my previous posts in which I cover the framework from a beginner's perspective.

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I'm Making A Game In 2017
I'm Making A Game In 2017

Every year i tell myself the same thing. I'm going to make a game and it's going to be amazing. It's going to take you, the player, to another world. It will be a text-based, 80 hour long journey into the unknown. It's going to have a Hans Zimmer type soundtrack and it's going to win awards. Sounds amazing I know. Each year I normally get as far as creating a new project in some fancy sounding game framework IDE, running the Hello World program, feeling some sense of pride and then never thinking about it again. And the results end up looking like someone's nightmare after a night out in the forest.

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How To: Make A Game Using Crafty JS Part 1
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How To: Make A Game Using Crafty JS Part 1

I recently went on a journey to find a good and simple to use 2D game engine, and after much reading, much installing, and much configuration I landed on Crafy.js. It's open source, cross browser compatible and has a tiny footprint and best of all, it runs in my browser, which means I can develop from anywhere pretty much. It's the quickest to set up, because it's literally just a tiny JavaScript file. I tried to play around with Unity2D but gave up trying to install a sample project. Try it, and you'll see what I mean. And because I'm new to game development, whatever gets me up and running the fastest is the right choice for me.

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Coding The Snake Game In JavaScript
Coding The Snake Game In JavaScript

We've all seen the infamous snake game. It was a staple of non-smartphones back in the day. In this post, we'll be building something similar in JavaScript. This won't be the fully functional version, but it should get you pretty close to a fully functional version.

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Coding Tic Tac Toe In JavaScript
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Coding Tic Tac Toe In JavaScript

In this post we'll be building the ever popular Tic Tac Toe game in JavaScript. It's a relatively simple implementation and the most complex portion is the calculation of a win scenario.

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exciting ways to improve your software knowledge
exciting ways to improve your software knowledge

You might be keen to learn more about software and different advanced technologies, improving your knowledge. This is certainly worth doing as it will provide you with a fantastic advantage if you want to gain a position in the IT industry. This is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today and it doesn’t look like things will be slowing down anytime soon. On top of this, discovering more about software and technology will provide you with the option to gain higher positions in IT for larger levels of pay. So, there are certainly various benefits to doing this. But, how can you improve your knowledge? Well, there are a few paths that you may want to consider taking.

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there's a smarter way to make money
there's a smarter way to make money
There's a Smarter Way to Make Money

There’s a smarter way to make money than swapping time for money, and most programmers already understand the power of financial leverage in the sense that rather than earning $100 as an hourly wage, it is much better to develop an app, be that an SAS app or paid iPhone app that can then be downloaded or subscribed to multiple times without you having to do any extra work - particularly if the revenue is recurring.

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pain waves: can data hurt?
pain waves: can data hurt?
Pain Waves: Can Data Hurt?

If you live in a modern city or town, like most of the world’s population, your body is no stranger to the bombardment of data which objects in these areas have to endure. With the vast majority of people’s internet signals being wireless, radio and telephone services constantly active, and all of the other radiation-based transfer methods being used, it’s hard to avoid it. Over the last few years, this has raised a lot of questions about safety, leaving people worried that data could be damaging their body. To help you to understand this area, this post will be exploring wireless communications and transfers, all while answering the big question; can data hurt?

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app inspiration: gaining valuable insight from non-competing brands
app inspiration: gaining valuable insight from non-competing brands
App Inspiration: Gaining Valuable Insight From Non-Competing Brands

When creating an App for your business (or a client), there are many different factors to consider. First and foremost, it is imperative to build a unique piece of software. Still, there’s nothing wrong with gaining inspiration from products that are already on the market.

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traps not to fall into when selling your hard drive
traps not to fall into when selling your hard drive

If you have a few old hard drives lying around, you might be thinking about selling them to make some extra cash. However, there are a few traps you can end up falling into when you decide to sell your hard drive that you’re going to want to avoid. A study has recently shown that people who sell their old used hard drives and SSDs aren't taking the steps they need to take to wipe data from them. This is dangerous for obvious reasons; one of the biggest ones being that the buyer can access personal information, and even corporate data in some cases.

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development mistakes that will ruin your app
development mistakes that will ruin your app

When developing an app, whether for business or an entirely different purpose, there are a few mistakes that will ruin your app completely. Read on for some common mistakes that you should do your best to avoid:

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About Me

Walter Guevara
Walter G.
Walter G. is a software engineer with over 10 years of professional experience. When he isn't blogging or being a CTO he enjoys coding randomly complex things that he hopes many people will get a chance to use one day.
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