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by Pritchard
Oct 15, 2018 4:19
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 300 $ 1st prize
Replies: 53
Views: 1554

Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 300 $ 1st prize

BasicCoder2: I think you overthink things just a bit and maybe let that get in the way of actually doing things. Don't let any inhibitions or doubt stop you. I believe in you. So what if all you code is Tetris? At least you will have made something. At least it will have been your Tetris. Maybe a T...
by Pritchard
Oct 12, 2018 0:40
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 300 $ 1st prize
Replies: 53
Views: 1554

Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 250 $ 1st prize

I guess my hope was you would come up with something Lachie and obviously just exclude yourself from the prizes the same way I am. Also, you won't get to see my WIP. Stop trying to look. Pervert.
by Pritchard
Oct 08, 2018 17:07
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Would anyone find a FreeBASIC vs JavaScript side-by-side series useful (+is it allowed here)?
Replies: 24
Views: 677

Re: Would anyone find a FreeBASIC vs JavaScript side-by-side series useful (+is it allowed here)?

But if I'm mistaken, and that is allowed, I'll be happy to do a very expansive pascal comparison too :-) Personally, I'd vote in favor of that. For two reasons. 1) Pascal is a cool language, although not as popular as JavaScript. I'm sure some people would benefit. It might show us where certain fe...
by Pritchard
Oct 08, 2018 16:59
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Would anyone find a FreeBASIC vs JavaScript side-by-side series useful (+is it allowed here)?
Replies: 24
Views: 677

Re: Would anyone find a FreeBASIC vs JavaScript side-by-side series useful (+is it allowed here)?

Okay, well thank you for sharing your opinion MrSwiss. Worth noting that Lachie's been contributing to the QBASIC/FreeBASIC community since like the early 2000's. He's one of the most respected game devs here and QBASIC has a long history of game development. You might not know this though having ju...
by Pritchard
Oct 08, 2018 16:47
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Like FreeBASIC? Try JavaScript
Replies: 41
Views: 1456

Re: Try JavaScript

IMHO this discussion is a bit pointless, especially when considering that this is a FreeBasic forum, because this topic could be also discussed for so many other modern programming languages with probably similar results. A bit pointless, you say? I'd say that this entire thread is an exercise in p...
by Pritchard
Oct 08, 2018 16:37
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Would anyone find a FreeBASIC vs JavaScript side-by-side series useful (+is it allowed here)?
Replies: 24
Views: 677

Re: Would anyone find a FreeBASIC vs JavaScript side-by-side series useful (+is it allowed here)?

I'm just going to reply to people who give actual feedback on the question / contents of the thread. If you think a JavaScript vs FreeBASIC side-by-side series would be useful, let me know. If not, let me know.
by Pritchard
Oct 08, 2018 15:59
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Would anyone find a FreeBASIC vs JavaScript side-by-side series useful (+is it allowed here)?
Replies: 24
Views: 677

Re: Would anyone find a FreeBASIC vs JavaScript side-by-side series useful (+is it allowed here)?

Having a thread be called pointless is a bit frustrating. In my mind it was very clear what I'm asking.

Read the title of the thread. That is all.
by Pritchard
Oct 08, 2018 15:57
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Like FreeBASIC? Try JavaScript
Replies: 41
Views: 1456

Re: Try JavaScript

paul doe: Happy to reply, but can you please calm down?
by Pritchard
Oct 08, 2018 13:01
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Would anyone find a FreeBASIC vs JavaScript side-by-side series useful (+is it allowed here)?
Replies: 24
Views: 677

Re: Would a FreeBASIC vs JavaScript series be useful / allowed here?

I do think that motivating people to move away from FB to other programming languages doesn't really align with FreeBasic's goals. That's a nice way of describing the problem ;-) Is there any JavaScript forum with a side-by-side series on FreeBasic? Rhetoric question, of course. What I certainly wo...
by Pritchard
Oct 08, 2018 12:59
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Like FreeBASIC? Try JavaScript
Replies: 41
Views: 1456

Re: Like FreeBASIC? Try JavaScript

"chokes on his coffee". Oh, wait, you mean relative to old interpreted javascript ? marcov, I qualified what I mean by performance, but I can more. I mean relative to any interpreted language and with performance within the 3x - 5x range range of Java and C++. See: https://benchmarksgame-...
by Pritchard
Oct 08, 2018 6:46
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Would anyone find a FreeBASIC vs JavaScript side-by-side series useful (+is it allowed here)?
Replies: 24
Views: 677

Re: Would anyone find a FreeBASIC vs JavaScript side-by-side series useful (+is it allowed here)?

JavaScript had been on my mind before your initial post .. i would enjoy a 'comparison' of sorts :-) If you google "writing games with Javascript" you can make your own comparison, perhaps by writing a FreeBASIC version of the demo games. This is definitely an option. Do you have any link...
by Pritchard
Oct 08, 2018 1:25
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Would anyone find a FreeBASIC vs JavaScript side-by-side series useful (+is it allowed here)?
Replies: 24
Views: 677

Would anyone find a FreeBASIC vs JavaScript side-by-side series useful (+is it allowed here)?

Some people are finding my latest JS thread irrelevant. That was not my intent, and the same spirit that carried me here to FreeBASIC (over 15 years ago) lives on in the work I do now with JavaScript. However, I do understand that it's technically a violation of this forum to run promotions / have t...
by Pritchard
Oct 08, 2018 1:03
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Like FreeBASIC? Try JavaScript
Replies: 41
Views: 1456

Re: Try JavaScript

IMHO this discussion is a bit pointless, especially when considering that this is a FreeBasic forum, because this topic could be also discussed for so many other modern programming languages with probably similar results. Summa summarum: Yes, try JS! but also try other programming languages! A few ...
by Pritchard
Oct 08, 2018 0:39
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 300 $ 1st prize
Replies: 53
Views: 1554

Re: Another game dev competition?

I think I'll actually get in on this. I have PTO in November and December. I could dedicate a few full-time days to this compo. I like the theme. Whether we like it or not, a lot of the Qmunity has moved on. Even if it's not really farewell, it might be the last FreeBASIC-dominant compo we do. I hav...
by Pritchard
Oct 07, 2018 23:51
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Like FreeBASIC? Try JavaScript
Replies: 41
Views: 1456

Re: Try JavaScript

marcov, with all due respect, NodeJS is being used at a fundamental level in many organizations. JavaScript work is just as common as C# or Java work in a lot of places, although it is perhaps still a bit more niche. It owns a lot of the general web dev space (front-end and back-end) and many indust...

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