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 handmade.network
Post date Feb. 19, 2019, 9:38 p.m.


So I have been thinking about a particular problem and thought it was probably easier to ask here…
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…

Recent Forum Replies

Forum 4coder
Post date June 12, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Hey, apologies for the slow response, I am sending details by email now.
Forum 4coder
Post date April 14, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Not easily. You'd have to change a lot of stuff deep inside the "standard" customization stuff w…
Forum 4coder
Post date April 14, 2019, 7:18 a.m.

Another way to confirm that your config file is parsing as you expect is to read the *messages* b…
Forum 4coder
Post date April 3, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

To double check, on startup I believe 4coder should be printing your configuration out to the *me…
Forum handmade.network
Post date March 27, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

In the vein of "change a thing's name to use errors as your to-do list" type tricks, I occasional…