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I'm an independent web application developer from Australia currently living in the UK. My interests and skillset in development cross the board, from UI and graphic design to HTML/CSS and back end development, including database design and development.

The primary technologies I use are C#, .Net, ASP.Net MVC, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL Server, MongoDB, node.js and anything useful that is related.

Help alpha test my cloud-based automation browser! It's based on Chromium and allows you to control your own private browser session via HTTP calls to a REST API.


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comment 8yr+ .Net developer interested in game programming - should I learn C++?
I think ultimately it means I'll stick with .Net for now, if only so I can immerse myself in other concepts such as 3D, graphics and higher level game programming techniques without being blockaded by my junior level understanding of C++ and its countless libraries. When I am confident with game programming in general, I can shift my focus to C++ and not worry about a lack of understanding of the various game programming techniques.
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comment 8yr+ .Net developer interested in game programming - should I learn C++?
there's always unsafe code for working directly with memory if real performance is needed.
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comment 8yr+ .Net developer interested in game programming - should I learn C++?
Just read that the Mono team have spun off their own company to continue development of Mono. Very encouraging!
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comment 8yr+ .Net developer interested in game programming - should I learn C++?
I'm honestly quite skeptical of this argument. It's very common and quite often touted by Linux and Mac-based programmers. In reality though and in practice, it's pretty much invalid. Forgetting about Mono, which is a very mature, completely open source and cross-platform implementation of .Net and C#, Microsoft would be putting the nail in their own coffin if they started damaging developer relations by trying to stop cross platform usage of .Net. It's just not going to happen. No commercial tools are required for .Net and MS themselves give away free dev tools for .Net development.
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comment 8yr+ .Net developer interested in game programming - should I learn C++?
@SnOrfus unfortunately my C++ knowledge was at a very junior level when I stopped.
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comment 8yr+ .Net developer interested in game programming - should I learn C++?
I've just been doing some research and it seems as though there are various efforts and projects (e.g. Mono XNA) and a few others I have found that promote .Net game development on OSX and even iOS. My decision is forming I think...
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comment 8yr+ .Net developer interested in game programming - should I learn C++?
The question was really- is it worth the bother to learn C++? What sort of time investment am I looking at in order to be able to produce something of quality?
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comment 8yr+ .Net developer interested in game programming - should I learn C++?
Honestly I'm not too sure what the outcome of the Mono layoff will be. Obviously Mono is open source so it can be forked, but Novell was paying them full time to work on it. I wonder what will happen now...
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comment 8yr+ .Net developer interested in game programming - should I learn C++?
Thanks for the reply. I do understand the basics of C++ and don't mind it too much, but the language itself isn't what concerns me. What always takes time is learning enough of the surrounding libraries, frameworks and APIs to do things productively, rather than spending large amounts of time reinventing the wheel simply because I didn't know that the wheel existed to start with.
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comment 8yr+ .Net developer interested in game programming - should I learn C++?
I guess it's worth clarifying that I'm not looking for a game development position in the future - anything I do would be independent and funded personally. +1 for not overwhelming myself.
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comment How many monitors do you use? Why? How they are used?
@Robert I have a strange suspicion that you've never actually worked on dual monitors. I've often met people who don't understand what all the fuss is about with dual monitors until you actually set them up with a second monitor. Never once have I seen someone want to go back to one monitor.