handmade.network » Allen Webster

I live near the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where I am an undergraduate majoring in computer science with a focus on software systems (as of 2015).

I discovered programming when I had my first game idea at the age of nine. I discovered C++ at the age of twelve and have been using it ever since.

Most of my work in C++ involved experimenting with different ways of constructing game architectures. In 2013 I started PUSH, the first game I ever completed. I learned a lot from my work on PUSH; when I say "learned" I mean in that way where everything I did in PUSH was wrong and I learned that I would never write code like that again.

I also studied machine learning methods. The majority of my work there involved optimizing large matrix math and messing with various neural network training algorithms.

Now I am working on 4coder, a code editing application, with the explicit goal of providing high level editing features for C and C++ code.

Recent Forum Threads

Forum 4coder
Post date Nov. 21, 2018, 4:58 a.m.


I've been thinking about what macros in 4coder should be like, and I realize I have unanswered qu…
Forum MotionBox
Post date March 28, 2017, 4:37 p.m.


I don't know if this is a bug report, or an "I can't find the button, where is it?" situation, bu…
Forum handmade.network
Post date Feb. 10, 2017, 8:45 p.m.


I've been failing to solve a really basic problem for two years now. The two main features I hav…
Forum 4coder
Post date Dec. 7, 2016, 2:59 a.m.


Hi everyone, I've put up a new tutorials page for "using 4coder" tutorials. My plan is to make a…
Forum Odin
Post date Nov. 24, 2016, 9:04 p.m.


So glad to see Odin up on the site now! A while back I promised you a write up on my number one …

Recent Forum Replies

Forum 4coder
Post date Feb. 17, 2019, 2:31 p.m.

Not yet, but that feature will be coming soon.
Forum 4coder
Post date Feb. 14, 2019, 7:58 a.m.

There's no built in way to do this right now, and it's not even very obvious to me how to make it…
Forum 4coder
Post date Feb. 14, 2019, 7:56 a.m.

Unfortunately you're using the highlight API which was superseded by the new marker based highlig…
Forum 4coder
Post date Feb. 8, 2019, 7:27 p.m.

I use it for triggering builds in projects other than 4coder. Editing the code for your editor w…
Forum 4coder
Post date Feb. 8, 2019, 4:41 a.m.

The stream chunk stuff is an optimization helper for reading buffers. You can achieve the same t…