From the Forum — Issue #66

From the Forum — Issue #66

From the ForumWelcome to the latest installment of From the Forum. In this series, guest blogger Alex Jackson highlights outstanding threads from the Corona Forum. The goal is to bring attention to the most captivating, interesting, and thought-provoking discussions taking place in our very own backyard.

Please visit the forum to join these conversations or start your own!

1. But they look so real!

I envy new Corona users quite a bit. The thrill of discovery is intoxicating. Checking out the new uses for Corona never ceases to amaze me, and I know firsthand just how exciting it came be to come some unknown feature or function that opens up an entire world of possibilities.

one of the most interesting applications that developers have been tinkering with for years, is pseudo-3D objects rotating in real-time. It’s been the brass ring for many different developers. Distinguished developer Horacebury has come up with a cool way to accomplish this effect. The code and the applicable graphic asset are all included in the original thread, so head down and check it out for yourself!

2. DRY programming is only programming!

Don’t Repeat Yourself. The best way to ensure that your code is structured intelligently is to remember the DRY mantra and make sure your code is nice and tidy. What’s the best way to make this happen, though?

The below forum thread contains an engaging conversation discussing how one can generate a modular, robust function that can be used repeatedly, without having to copy and paste the same thing in every scene and file that you have in your project. Head to the below thread to find see how this can be accomplished. Have you own method? Let us know about it!

3. Help us help you

A quick PSA from the Corona community: the developers that frequent the forum are always interested in helping. We want to make this community the best one on these here interwebs, and we always want to provide the best assistance that we can. To that end, if you ever need to ask a question in the forum, check out the below thread and use it to craft your post. You’ll be astonished at the responses you’ll get in return!

About Alex

Alex Jackson is an indie developer and the founder of Panc Interactive, specializing in retro-style gaming. He has created several mobile applications, enjoys long walks on the beach, pixel art, and reading the Corona forums. Contact him by email or follow him on Twitter: @pancinteractive. Check out his new game Crosstown Smash on iOS, Android, and Amazon devices!

Rob Miracle

Rob is the Developer Relations Manager for Corona Labs. Besides being passionate about helping other developers make great games using Corona, he is also enjoys making games in his spare time. Rob has been coding games since 1979 from personal computers to mainframes. He has over 16 years professional experience in the gaming industry.

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