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Five Typical Programming Mistakes For Beginners

Keyboard ExplosionHappy Pi Day! Since Snow Storm Stella has rendered outdoor travel hazardous, I decided to use the extra time to help out new programmers. The reality is that programmers spend a lot of time in front of computer screens, regardless if it’s snowy or sunny outside. This article is to help beginners maximize their efforts, to focus on useful endeavors, rather than struggling with issues that so many programmers battled with in the past. Here are five typical mistakes that beginning programers make.

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Free Template Tuesday #10 – Tumult Hype “Reveal”

Thumbnail - Split EmojiThis week’s Tumult Hype template is a quick guide on how to create a “reveal” effect. Sometimes, you might want to compare two objects. Perhaps picture #1 shows the outside of the human body and picture #2 shows what’s underneath. Perhaps the reveal picture shows undergarments, no clothing at all or an image of organs. Good web design can relate to many different professions. That’s why the “Reveal” template is handy. It shows how to create a common web effect with Hype – no custom JavaScript necessary.

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Free Template Tuesday #9 – Tumult Hype “Lock”

Lock Emoji ThumbnailRunning a popular website can be very expensive. Hotlinking is one of the way hosting can become unnecessarily expensive for webmasters. Unauthorized websites might be driving up the costs of bandwidth, CPU usage and even storage. (Yes, hotlinking even affects server storage. Each time a visitor visits a website, the server log file can grow.) What are you to do? There are lots of ways to prevent hotlinking, but this Free Hype Template shows how to add JavaScript to deter hotlinking.

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Hurricane Hermine Inspired Game Development

Hurricane Hermine - Labor Day Weekend ForecastLabor Day weekend is when people across the United States enjoy the last few days of Summer. While Fall doesn’t start until September 22, most people go back to work or school after the holiday weekend. Celebrations usually involve backyard barbecues or long days at the beach. But with Hurricane Hermine looming up the East Coast, it’s looking like a wet and windy mess for much of the break. So, I decided to turn it into a super-nerdy weekend. I decided this was the perfect moment to work on B.R.O.O.M.

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Free Template Tuesday #8 – Tumult Hype “FPS” (Part II)

FPS (Part II) – Thumbnail ImageThe previous FPS project used a significant amount of CPU power. On my Mac mini, approximately 12.5% CPU power was used for the FPS gauge and text display. That drain on the processor significantly skews the performance numbers. The original project was intentionally left flawed and unfinished. The idea was to encourage Hype users to improve their programming skills. But since no one seems to have taken on the challenge, I decided to improve the template by myself.

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