Upgrading Development Skills

It’s funny what happens to your skills when you work for years on one main type of project, with one main toolset. You get really good, and super fast at doing that thing. However, your skills in the greater scope of your industry start to get out of date.

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Getting Started With Defold Game Engine

So, I’ve decided to evaluate Defold, the free 2D game engine. I’ve been struggling to settle on an engine, or whether to even use one. As a very established web developer, it is hard not to see everything with the same PHP and Javascript hammer I use for all my projects up till now. But […]

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The Search For A Game Development Engine

Having been a web developer for about 15 years, and finding myself able to re-invent my professional life safely from the hiatus of being a stay/work at home mom… I know that game development is in my future. I just have to merge my two loves of games and programming. Heaven! But, this adventure into […]

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PHP Password Security and Storage

Originally Written for PHPadvisory.com in approximately 2009 Introduction How secure IS secure enough? There’s no such thing. Period. Even the most secure systems created by the top experts can have a weak point. Despite the fact that passwords need to be treated seriously, many programmers have habits they are stuck with, or they fall into […]

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New Project – Roboid: A Browser RPG

While parenthood is keeping the personal side of life busier than ever, professionally things have been rolling but not, you know, exciting. Last summer I was struck by the urge to combine my two loves, programming and gaming. However for someone with limited artistic skills, most types of games would require major money for a […]

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