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 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 …
Forum MotionBox
Post date Aug. 24, 2016, 1:32 p.m.


Hi I just want to say I am an outrageously huge fan of this. MotionBox became a part of my daily…

Recent Forum Replies

Forum 4coder
Post date Nov. 19, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

This is my mistake. In 4.0.29 the listers enter an infinite animation loop, which prevents 4code…
Forum 4coder
Post date Nov. 8, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

Thanks for the heads up, I'll take a look at the german layout on mac as soon as I can!
Forum 4coder
Post date Nov. 1, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

Weird, I haven't used the linux build a lot, perhaps something is going wrong with the repaint or…
Forum 4coder
Post date Oct. 28, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Yes, someday soon I plan to do a real heavy rewrite on the rendering system including font raster…
Forum 4coder
Post date Oct. 22, 2018, 10:36 a.m.

Ahh, in that case you should just call default_4coder_initialize(app). For one thing the code th…