Josh-CO Dev

Solving the worlds problems one line of code at a time.


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Creating your own game art

One thing that I have always struggled with is art, anything artsy actually. Quite frankly, I am a terrible artist. For this reason, game development has always been quite difficult for me as I either have to make my own horrible looking art, or find free art on the internet. While doing some research I ran across a great website here. This guy is able to take some art knowledge that I would consider fairly complex, and really dumb it down so that us non-artistic programmers can really “get it.” In particular, he has some great articles on drawing characters and tiles. I’ve used this as a great resource to help in my current game and have learned enough concepts that I can better my own art. So, go check him out!

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Career Change

I have been programming professionally for seven years now and have been programming as a hobbyist for over 15 years. Now, I am leaving programming altogether and moving my career to IT Security. This was actually a planned part of my career path and I am very excited about the change of focus. I am hopeful that this will actually have a positive impact on my blog. I love programming and I have no intention of quitting. This should motivate me to spend more of my free time coding games and writing tutorials for this site, rather than letting it stagnate for months at a time. Here’s to the future!


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Back From the Dead

Josh-co is officially back from the dead! I previously ran this blog over at josh-co.com but shut the site down about 6 months ago for financial reasons. I am finally resurrecting the blog and plan to make updates here from now on. Unfortunately, I did lose some of my most popular content in the process, but I am going to try to dig up as much as I can and post it here. Most content going forward will probably relate to Construct 2 as that is what I am currently working with. That’s all I have to say for now, so just hang tight and we’ll get some new content out there!


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Microsoft Live Meeting

So, how many people out there are really using Microsoft Live Meeting? Honestly, I find that I rarely need to use this type of technology, but when I do need it, it is amazing. Our team is spread out across two locations throughout the state and we often have to travel to other sites within the state. So when you have some sort of presentation to give, Live Meeting steps up as a great product to share a presentation. Where we will begin to use it tremendously is the developer learning program that I mentioned in my previous post. We will be performing live demos from within Visual Studio and need employees in remote locations to be able to see what we are doing as we are doing it. I’ve done a lot of desktop sharing before, but never any live coding, here’s to hoping this goes awesome!


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So……

So, I have installed several other products, and unfortunately WordPress seems to be the best out there. I guess I will either have to learn to love it, or write my own software. In the mean time, I will try to be more active.