Hello folks,

Let's discuss the latest work happening for Handmade.

New Projects Approved

  • Seabird

  • Seabird is a game exploring the concept of reliance, cooperation, and pattern-seeking (by learning the typical behaviors of others). In the hopes that I don't misrepresent his intentions, I recommend you check his project page!

  • Bytopia

  • A working title, bytopia is a construction game using voxels as its building block. I'm an advocate for more games that use voxels in creative ways and bytopia is setting out to be not only that, but mindful about development in a handmade way. Check it out ...
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    Hello folks,

    Thanks to the work of AsafGartner, and with a bit of help from Miblo, insofaras, and the team (specifically chronaldragon), we can now search for any specific text on all Handmade Hero episode guides.

    Visit https://hero.handmade.network/episodes and look for programming topics (or any term, really).

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    [News] Beta Testers for Our Lessons

    Abner Coimbre  — 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    This is a short one, and if you're a Patron this should be a rehash of the same request!

    Test Drive our Content

    We're looking for "beta testers" this month. In essence, we look for those who may volunteer some of their time to test the lessons we have developed so far.

    You'd get access to our handmade educational repository and direct communication with our authors, reviewers, and other volunteers. If you're interested, send us an e-mail at [email protected].

    We're implementing the wiki system for the website alongside the lessons, and we ...
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    [News] Writing Lessons Left-and-Right

    Abner Coimbre  — 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Handmade folks,

    I'm sorry for the slight delay in presenting the news (I knew I shouldn't have watched this first, in bed at night). Let's get started right away:

    Handmade Lessons Underway

    Last month I met regularly with our educators and peer reviewers to get the ball rolling on the lessons mentioned here. Meeting every other Sunday is proving effective, as it gives us good pacing while minimizing burnout all the while staying motivated. Each author provided an outline of their work, and a couple of us even have drafts already. However, the focus was on establishing ...
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    [Notice] News Coming April 2nd

    Abner Coimbre  — 2 months, 4 weeks ago
    Dear Handmade Community,

    April Fool's jokes on the web have already started, and I'm genuinely not in any mood to participate, so I'll be offline until April 2nd. On that date I'll provide the monthly news, here, on Patreon, and Twitter, as always.

    I also apologize if you've e-mailed me and I have not replied, I shall do so tomorrow.


    P.S. Admittedly, Hulu Hu is amusing. What a world to live in when you get paid to develop that.
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    [News] Handmade Educational Roadmap

    Abner Coimbre  — 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    Hello Dear Readers!

    We've hinted about our educational push since the year started, and it's time to discuss it openly. Your comments are always useful and we hope you encourage everyone involved!

    Handmade Education (Overview)

    If you haven't heard the recent audio podcast discussing Handmade's role on education, check it out here. These lessons are meant to be centralized, comprehensive, and cross-referenced enough for readers to go up and down different abstraction layers.

    The idea to be unafraid to go up an down that ladder of knowledge is at the core of Handmade. For example, a ...
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    Play - https://soundcloud.com/user-63451...ation-ep-1-handmade-dev-show-2017

    Description - On February 2017, Abner Coimbre and Andrew Chronister sit down to discuss Handmade's role on programming education, politics, chocolate wine protection programs, and the rapidly changing climate of software development.
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    Well, handmade developers, it's been an interesting day so far.
    Cloudflare issued a warning that due to a memory leak in one of their html parsers, information could end up being leaked in the responses to completely unrelated requests.

    TL;DR: Cloudflare screwed up, Google noticed and told them, Cloudflare fixed it, people will be resetting passwords everywhere for days to come.

    Long story short: If your site was behind Cloudflare, they may have leaked potentially sensitive information; that information may have ended up in Google's and other caches. This was regardless of whether or not your site ...
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    [News] Handmade Network v1.0 Released!

    Abner Coimbre  — 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Dear Handmade Reader,

    This is a significant month for the Handmade Dev team! It marks the end of the website's beta; if you find any bugs with our stable site, report them ASAP.

    At the start of this year, we made it a priority to wrap up essential features to complete v1, and the team performed admirably and worked doubly hard to finish on time. Most noticeable is the final look-and-feel of the site, but very important security / backend measures were implemented too. In this blog post, we outline what was done to consider the site stable, as well ...
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    Happy New Year!

    With 2016 behind us, I want to lay out the Big Picture for Handmade Network 2017. The core activities such as hosting software projects, doing the Handmade Dev Show, and engaging in the forums will not go away; we're merely expanding on what we do. Let's actually start off with things we've completed in just this first week of January:

    Submit a Project

    This was developed by our very own chronaldragon, so I'll let him discuss the new feature:

    On Handmade Network, one of our goals has been to build a virtual space ...
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    [News] Handmade Dev Monthly

    Abner Coimbre  — 6 months, 3 weeks ago
    Happy Holidays!

    It is now freezing cold for many users this December, but the Handmade online community remains warm and cozy (at least I'd like to think so!) Let's see what's been happening.

    TheHappieCat Interview

    A talented developer, Anne, will be with me on The Handmade Dev Show live on Twitch this Saturday at 5PM EST. Please join in!

    EDIT: Post your questions for TheHappieCat here :)

    Handmade Con 2016

    I still ask people to post their pictures here (hundreds of you took lots; don't be shy!). It was a great conference and the talks will be ...
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    [Feedback] Handmade Code of Conduct

    Abner Coimbre  — 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    [Notice] Surfing with style

    Andrew Chronister  — 7 months, 3 weeks ago
    Greetings, everyone,

    It's no secret that the current site style suffers from a few issues (slow repaint time in some browsers, visually distracting backgrounds, and a fair share of strange behaviour/bugs with resizing). We've been hinting at a redesign in the works for a while, and though we are still waiting on consultation in terms of design direction for that, I have decided to go ahead and start iterating on the design now rather than put off changes much longer.

    Starting tomorrow, I will be pushing design iterations to the site, live. Comments, suggestions, and tips should ...
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    [Notice] Sunday Twitch Stream

    Abner Coimbre  — 7 months, 2 weeks ago
    This Sunday at 5:00PM EST I will be programming live on twitch.tv/abnercoimbre as well as making important Handmade Network announcements. I hope you may join me then.

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    [Notice] Community Chat

    Abner Coimbre  — 7 months, 4 weeks ago
    The team and I have looked at how to provide an enriching chat experience for our existing users (and incoming ones). I found many competing services, each with their tradeoffs, and we've chosen MatterMost

    Why Mattermost?

    It didn't have to be this one; anything that met the following five criteria would've worked:

  • Self-hosting
  • No constraint on number of users
  • Message retention
  • Built-in support for code snippets, easy file transfers (without XDCC), and persistent sessions (without a bouncer like ZNC)
  • Mature IRC bridge. We started as an IRC community, and we won't ignore this protocol. Is it ...
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    [News] Handmade Dev Monthly

    Abner Coimbre  — 8 months, 1 week ago
    Dear reader,

    With Hurricane Matthew threatening my state and having to stabilize again afterwards, October has been terrifying even before Halloween. Thankfully we are good to go; the team and I met this past Thursday and our news await!

    Handmade Network on the News

    You may have seen Handmade Network on the news, with the piece still on their front page. We thank them, and what I can say confidently is the Handmade Dev Team will continue its prime directive to support personal handmade software projects. If you're interested in posting your work without becoming an official project, go ...
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    [Notice] Alive and Well

    Abner Coimbre  — 8 months, 2 weeks ago
    Fellow programmer,

    As you saw from my Monday tweet, we Floridians survived the hurricane. It was rough, but not nearly as catastrophic as predicted. This week I'm getting back in the groove of things.

    We're having a meeting this Sunday, after which I'll post the monthly site news (albeit a couple weeks late). See you soon!
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    [Notice] Hurricane Matthew

    Abner Coimbre  — 8 months, 3 weeks ago
    I live near Orlando, Florida and hurricane Matthew approaches. My friends were already evacuated and I may be next. Expect the Handmade Dev Monthly after this all passes. Sorry!

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    [Notice] October Updates

    Abner Coimbre  — 8 months, 4 weeks ago
    I hope everyone's enjoying the start of the spooky month. Expect the Handmade Dev Monthly News in the coming days. Keep programming, project owners! And to those contributing to the site with pledges, written content, or even just lurking, we wouldn't exist without you :-)
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    Space exploration, you say?

    Abner and Andrew recently wrote space exploration themed blog posts, and as such I couldn't really stay behind. Thankfully I'd already planned to do a write up on a new feature.

    As you may have noticed, a long-awaited feature has recently emerged: the indication of whether or not a thread contains new posts. You might think this a trivial feature to add, but you'd be mistaken. Let me take you through the considerations, (some of) the possible ways to do it, and the way I ended up implementing it and why I did ...
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    [Article] A Space-filled Summer

    Andrew Chronister  — 9 months, 4 weeks ago
    Hey folks, Andrew here. Gonna depart a bit from our usual site updates and do a longer form post. Hold onto your hats!

    If you're a regular in the Handmade community, you might have noticed I've been a bit less active over the last few months. And if you follow me or abner on Twitter, you probably got a glimpse at what I was doing in that time. So I'll confirm right now, all the stories are true -- I was down in Florida, working at an internship for NASA.

    Let me give you a little background on ...
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    [News] Handmade Dev Monthly

    Abner Coimbre  — 9 months, 4 weeks ago
    Greetings community,

    Jeroen has done amazing work, as well as the rest of the team. The new projects have gained some traction as well. Let's go in-depth as to what's been happening.

      Site Improvements & Future Plans

  • New features

  • - Post Previews

    - Context posts, showing you the forum or blog post you're replying to and up to 4 other older and newer posts

    - Read/Unread status

  • Improvements

  • - Blogs' new post button and pagination are now more conveniently located.

    - Blog posts can now be quoted.

    - Aesthetic improvement on quote tags.

    - Sort posts on HMN landing page by date only ...
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    [Notice] September Updates

    Abner Coimbre  — 9 months, 4 weeks ago
    We're excited to give you the news from the Handmade Dev Team this month. They should be posted sometime tonight (EDT).
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    [August 2016] HMN Gitlab

    Abner Coimbre  — 10 months, 1 week ago
    At this point, each project owner should have received an e-mail from me about the upcoming roll-out of handmade gitlab accounts. Your login credentials should be the same as the one you use here, and they will be integrated in the project page so visitors can quickly access it just like with your Patreon!

    Our goal is to provide the whole community access to git.handmade.network so everyone can follow along all of the open-source goodness on the same site.

    Lastly, if you are a regular member who wants a repo with us, e-mail me at [email protected] ...
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    Hi all,

    I think we can count ourselves lucky in having only seen around 10 spams so far in the lifetime of this site. For some peculiar reason only known to spammers, our little community is held to be part of the demographic eagerly in search of new Nike sneakers. Hardly Handmade* merchandise, as I think you'll agree.

    Thoughtful as they are, these spams usually come in pairs: a post in English and one in French. Just like sneakers if you will. I'll leave it to the reader to determine which of the two languages is the left ...
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