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Building 3D Simulations In Unity3D, Part 3

Welcome to the final post in this three-part blog series on Unity 3D. In this series, we are creating a simple 3D game in Unity3D with rich controls. Part one covered how to set up Unity3D and part two taught you how to control Unity3D using C#. In this final post of this series, we are going to delve into ...

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Building 3D Simulations In Unity3D

Welcome to the final post in this three-part blog series on Unity 3D. In this series, we are creating a simple 3D game in Unity3D with rich controls. Part one covered how to set up Unity3D and part two taught you how to control Unity3D using C#. In this final post of this series, we are going to delve into ...

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Building and testing a parser with ANTLR and Kotlin

This post is part of a series on how to create a useful language and all the supporting tools. Building a lexer Code Code is available on GitHub. The code described in this post is associated to the tag 02_parser       The parser The parser is simply defined as an ANTLR grammar. We have previously built a separate lexer. ...

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Build and deploy microservices the modern way

There’s been a lot of buzz from me lately around microservices and containers. And all the efforts were directed towards today’s public announcement by Lightbend and Mesosphere. If you are interested in learning more about how traditional architectures are beginning to evolve very quickly to embrace microservices architecture and various cloud and hybrid-cloud deployment models, I would love to invite you ...

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Persistent Storage for Enterprise-Grade Spark Applications

Apache Spark is becoming very popular and widely used in the big data community. There are several reasons for Spark getting such rapid traction. These include its in-memory processing capabilities, support for a wide range of engines for various use cases such as streaming, machine learning, and SQL, and the ability to develop in multiple languages such as Python and ...

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An approach to help developers write meaningful tests

Over the last few years we have been adding unit tests to our existing product to improve its internal quality. During this period we always had the challenge of choosing unit-vs-Integration tests. I would like to mention some of the approaches we have applied to improve the quality of existing system. At its core, unit testing is about testing a single ...

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A Functional Approach to Logging in Apache Spark

Logging in Apache Spark is very easy to do, since Spark offers access to a logobject out of the box; only some configuration setups need to be done. In a previous post, we looked at how to do this while identifying some problems that may arise. However, the solution presented might cause some problems when you are ready to collect ...

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Thoughts on Coupling in Software Design

Coupling is a software metric that describes how closely connected two routines or modules are. It is a measure of quality. The concept was introduced by Larry Constantine in the 1960s and was formulized in a 1974 article for the IBM Systems Journal, Structured Design, and in the 1979 book by the same name. Having modules A and B, the ...

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