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« Posted 2007-07-19 21:53:57 »

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Purpose: to provide bookmarked links that are likely to be useful in the future

Target: the is primarily targeted to people who want to find something they know was linked to in the forum. If beginner wants to find fonts, the link you remember posting years ago should be stored in this bookmark page so that you don't have to struggle with a google/forum search

Disclaimer: this is not designed to be an FAQ, though you will find plenty of informative links if you are starting out begin with the FAQ

Contents:
 # programming (and tutorials)
 # graphics/audio
 # Database and networking
 # Miscellaneous

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2007-07-19 21:57:50 »

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[size=18pt]Programming (and tutorials)[/size]
Java Programming
 - The Java™ Tutorials: Java tutorials from Sun
 - (About) Java Tutorial: Java tutorials from about.com
 - Java Tech Course: Intelligent on line Java course, originally for engineers it is a powerful tutorial for all
 - Java lecture notes: Lecture slides from Brooklyn polytechnic
 - Java how-to: Examples of code for various areas
 - Thinking in Java: free downloadable book on Java (including Enterprise), also available in print form from amazon


Programming practices
 - Worse is better: a powerful programming approach spawned from questions about the popularity of C++
 - Design patterns: Slides on design patterns (written in 1996)
 - Pattern Depot: On line version of the "Design Patterns Java Companion" book! Quality

Game programming
 - A path to games development: guide to your route into game development (from Start Here @ GameDev)
 - RPG Development: Jay Barnson of Rampant Games builds and RPG in a week from scratch without a budget
 - Killer Game Programming in Java: Online version of a Game Programming book (with extra chapters)
 - Writing a space invaders game tutorial: walk through tutorials to create a space invaders game

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2007-07-20 13:57:28 »

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[size=18pt]Graphics/audio[/size]
Graphics engines/libraries
 - jai: Java Advanced Imaging: imaging library
 - jMonkey Engine: 3d graphics engine (using OpenGL)
 - Slick engine: 2d game engine (using OpenGL)
 - jogl: Open GL bindings for Java, providing full access to the OpenGL 2.0 API
 - lwjgl: java opengl bindings, plus game library (already done libraries for game to use, like sound, keyboard input, ...)
 - dzzd: powerful software 3d graphics engine featuring an impressive tech demo
 - Devmaster engines listing: list of Java 3d graphics engines

Coding methods
 - Hugo Elias: site containing algorithms for various effects
 - Lode's Computer Graphics Tutorial: From plasma effects to ray casting
 - Tom Hammersley graphics coding: Various graphics coding routines
 - Sig graph (HyperGraph): Articles from the people related to Pixar
 - Raycasting tutorial: The technique used in Doom, Duke Nukem, Mario Kart, and can be used to make GTA1/GTA2 style games!!!
 - perils of getScaledInstance: article on image scaling

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2007-07-20 13:57:46 »

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[size=18pt]Database and networking[/size]
Databases
 - Highscore example: example of storing highscore in mysql database using a php script on server
 - JDBC performance best practices: slide on getting the most out of JDBC (with audio)
 - Sun: JDBC tutorial: Tutorial from Sun on Java database connections

Networking
 - Highscore example: example of storing highscore in mysql database using a php script on server
 - Simple NAT punch-through: describes how to get two computers to communicate while behind a NAT device
 - Handling network time outs: Article from David Reilly on handling network time outs
 - Creating UDP applications: UDP is used in games and multimedia streaming due to its speed
 - NAT Traversal application guidelines: detailed paper giving punch-through methods

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2007-07-20 13:59:48 »

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[size=18pt]Miscellaneous[/size]

General good links
 - A path to games development: guide to your route into game development (from Start Here @ GameDev)
 - myjavaserver.com: free jar storage

Net etiquette
 - How To Ask Questions The Smart Way: a guide on asking questions
 - disinhibition on the internet: psychologists report on internet communication
 - further studies: a very long paper on negative internet behaviour
 - the "the internet is not fantasy": newspaper column, courtesy of The Times
 - everything is an argument: blog of a teacher who's open distance learning is plagued by arguments

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