At this point, I can take the project to the graphical world. In this post, I will describe how the engine is creating and handling the window. I will also introduce an early model of the shader program and a simple mesh to render a rectangle in the window.
In this post, I will not get to the point where I can show a graphical window. Before jumping to the graphical world, I will write about the basic design for the engine. This will only cover the entry point and the base Application class. Additionally, I will give an example of a component by implementing a logging service.
My previous post was an introduction to my first explorations in game engine development. In this post, I am laying down the foundation of the project. I will be using a tool that automatically creates Visual Studio solutions and Makefiles.
This post is the first one of a series of posts where I will document my learnings on Game Engine development.
When you want to instantiate a class or a struct in the dynamic memory space, we normally use the
This implementation was inspired by Stackoverflow user Yakk - Adam Nevraumont’s answer for a question about
std::condition_variable. I extended it to make it a working example, and I plan to use it as a base for a new project I have in mind.
Writing unit tests is a great way to ensure that your code is behaving correctly. But how can you tell how much of your code are you testing? The GCC compiler provides tools to analyze the testing coverage of your project. In this post, I will show you how to integrate these tools in a CMake project.
In a previous post, I showed you a C/C++ template that you can use for a project. I felt that it needed a basic testing framework. Therefore, we are going to learn how to install and use the Google Test framework to write tests. When we have finished this tutorial, we will have an executable that will run tests for our code.
Starting a C/C++ project can be as easy or as difficult as you want. Personally, I don’t like to fire up an IDE just for a small program. So, I end up using a text editor and compiling by terminal. However, the compilation process can get tedious. In this post, we will build a simple project template for a C/C++ program. This project will use the CMake tool to handle all the compilation process.