It appears we have come to a juncture in information technology where the sheer weight of data is forcing us to draft everybody into the ranks. Over the years there have been multiple plays to gamify programming – make it cool – make it understandable – rather have people just stare dumbly at that results … Read more The Cosseted Programmer
So I’ve been changing my little 3D app into a framework and puzzling over some of the challenges that this in itself throws out. A framework creates a logical structure over an existing (or missing) structure and provides you a consistent way of thinking about things. This applies not only to applications that might use … Read more The Speed of Change
I spent a some time on the weekend looking at Rosegarden for Windows for the first time in a while. I’ve been meaning to get the device allocation working correctly with RtMidi and get the MIDI recording also working but it’s slightly more challenging when you have to pass stuff back from it’s own thread rather than having access to all the nice Driver level features we’ve built into Rosegarden.
Rather than ploughing on with features directly in the Friendlier codebase I’m now in the process of breaking it out into a framework that I can share with others. This will allow me to get feedback from all you developers and also potentially target multiple platforms – or at least see what I have in … Read more The Xyglo Framework