Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Bugs MWahahahahaahaha *squash*

I love fixing bugs! This may sound like a strange thing to say but all good programmers should fix the bugs as they occur not wait till the entire game is feature complete and fix the bugs. Before you all jump up and shout "blasphemy" look at it like this, if you fix them now then there is no problems later. Some bugs are catastrophic and can cause a two week project to easily become months of hunting and recoding if it wasnt squashed when it was located in the first place.

So remember if you fix the bugs as they come up then later on you wont have to recode half of the program or 'dare I say it' do a sloppy patch to circumvent the problem (the game ends up with more patches than a patchwork quilt) *shudder*, this should make your entire game/app more robust and complete. Yes there is no way with todays computer hardware and software combinations that you will be able to squash 100% of the bugs BUT you should be able to get amazingly close 99.99% :).

After all that, its what im doing at the moment rounding off the edges of our latest creation to make it run as smoothly as possible and make it the best experience as possible :)

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