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The Mistakes Most Swift Developers Don't Know They're Making (Publication)
Swift is the new programming language created to be a modern replacement for Objective-C in iOS and OS X application development. In general, a skilled Swift developer is usually someone who is already experienced with Objective-C, and that, among other things, might lead them to write Swift code using Objective-C best practices, which can cause some bad mistakes.
In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Nilson Souto outlines the most common mistakes Swift developers should be aware of.
Video Game Physics Tutorial - Part III: Constrained Rigid Body Simulation (Publication)
In Part I of this three-part series, we saw how the free motion of rigid bodies can be simulated. In Part II, we saw how to make bodies aware of each other through collision and proximity tests. Up to this point, however, we still have not seen how to make objects truly interact with each other. The final step to simulating realistic, solid objects, is to apply constraints, defining restrictions on the motion of rigid bodies.
In this article, we'll discuss equality constraints and inequality constraints. We'll describe them first in terms of a force-based approach, where corrective forces are computed, and then in terms of an impulse-based approach, where corrective velocities are computed instead. Finally, we'll go over some clever tricks to eliminate unnecessary work and speed up computation.
Video Game Physics Tutorial - Part II: Collision Detection for Solid Objects (Publication)
In Part I of this three-part series on game physics, we explored rigid bodies and their motions. In that discussion, however, objects did not interact with each other. Without some additional work, the simulated rigid bodies can go right through each other.
In Part II, we will cover the collision detection step, which consists of finding pairs of bodies that are colliding among a possibly large number of bodies scattered around a 2D or 3D world.
Video Game Physics Tutorial - Part I: An Introduction to Rigid Body Dynamics (Publication)
Simulating physics in video games is very common, since most games are inspired by things we have in the real world. Rigid body dynamics -- the movement and interaction of solid, inflexible objects -- is by far the most popular kind of effect simulated in games.
In this series, rigid body simulation will be explored, starting with simple rigid body motion in this article, and then covering interactions among bodies through collisions and constraints in the following installments.
Nilson is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program.
This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high
quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are
looking to begin their careers as professional software engineers. Nilson
shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every
week for a year, covering everything from coding tips and tricks to advice on making
it in the industry.